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American Legion Post 28 honors veterans

By Dan Cook | Nov 14, 2013
Photo by: Dan Cook Post 28 Sergeant at Arms Jerry Martin displays the single rose signifying the blood the MIAs may have shed in sacrifice to ensure the freedom of our beloved United States of America as Marine veteran Austin Govin reads the tribute of remembrance.

The American Legion Post 28 in Oak Orchard held its annual Veterans Day Celebration Nov. 11, with a standing room only crowd.

"True Heroes have their name on the front of their uniform and not on their back," said Post 28 Commander Charles Nimmerichter.

The service included placing of the wreath, an 18-gun salute and reading of "The Empty Chair" at a table set for one symbolizing the POWs and MIAs missing from their ranks.

A lunch followed the ceremony for each attendee.

 

Post 28 Commander Charles Nimmerichter acted as emcee of the Veterans Day ceremony. "True Heroes have their name on the front of their uniform and not on their back," he said. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Post 28 member Nancy Levingood leads the crowd in singing America the Beautiful. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Elsie Purchase sings along with America the Beautiful. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Members place the Wreath of Honor during the American Legion Post 28 Veterans Day ceremony. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Marine veteran Austin Govin reads the empty chair tribute of Remembrance. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Sergeant at Arms Jerry Martin displays the single empty chair signifying the MIAs that cannot be with us because of their sacrifice as Marine veteran Austin Govin reads the humble tribute. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Honor guard commander Les Haus,r, orders the firing of the 21 gun salute. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Allen Drake plays taps after the 18 gun salute. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Post 28 Auxiliary president M.Tina Washington displays the medals made by Long Neck Elementary School students to be given to all veterans in attendance. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Navy Viet Nam veterans Bill Gillimgham,l, and Mike Rooney display the medals given to them by Long Neck Elementary School students. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
World War II Navy Wave Elizabeth Gruber poses with Master Sergeant Tom Dennis of the Air Force. Ms. Gruber served from 1942-45 and Master Sergeant Dennis is stationed in New Castle. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Veteran Helen Skelton displays a book she published to honor local women veterans. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Veteran Ed Kelly sings along with America the Beautiful. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
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