Veterans Tribute On Sunday Afternoon

by Cooper on November 12, 2012

in News

MORE THAN 200 PEOPLE TURNED OUT EARLY SUNDAY AFTERNOON IN NORTH CONWAY’S SCHOULER PARK TO PAY TRIBUTE TO VETERANS. THE CEREMONY FOLLOWED A PARADE AND MORNING CHURCH SERVICE HONORING VETERANS AT THE FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST, CONGREGATIONAL IN NORTH CONWAY.

RETIRED AIR FORCE COLONEL AND STATE REP. KAREN UMBERGER THANKED VETERANS AND ACTIVE DUTY MILITARY MEMBERS FOR ALL THEY HAVE DONE – AND CONTINUE TO DO.

THE CEREMONY FEATURED SEVERAL SPEAKERS, INCLUDING VETERANS FROM WORLD WAR TWO TO THOSE FROM CURRENT CONFLICTS IN THE MIDDLE EAST.

ALL OF THEM STRESSED THEIR APPRECIATION FOR THEIR FELLOW SERVICE MEN AND WOMEN.

DURING THE CEREMONY, WREATHS WERE LAID IN HONOR OF THOSE WHO HAD FALLEN AND THE NAMES OF THOSE WHO HAVE PASSED ON WERE CEREMONIOUSLY BURNED INSIDE A HELMET TO MARK THEIR PASSING.

FOLLOWING THE EVENT IN SCHOULER PARK, VETERANS WERE TREATED TO A LUNCHEON AT KENNETT HIGH SCHOOL. THE EVENTS IN CONWAY WERE JOINTLY SPONSORED BY AMERICAN LEGION POST 46 OF CONWAY AND AMERICAN LEGION POST 95 OF NORTH CONWAY.

OTHER CEREMONIES WERE HELD IN THE VALLEY AREA AND WESTERN MAINE. THE OFFICIAL FEDERAL HOLIDAY IS OBSERVED MONDAY.

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