Yesterday was Veterans Day but our town held it's annual observation ceremony at 11 a.m. this morning in a nearby park instead of at the courthouse.
This is Billy J. from the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), one of the many veterans present today. He was the local VFW Commander for most of the years Jan was with the VFW Auxiliary. He was a highly patriotic, high energy, keep the veterans in the public eye, go-getter type Commander.
There is always an impressive number of participants from the local high school. This is the UL NJROTC lining up before the ceremony.
More NJROTC members, including the Color Guard, marching and carrying the flags. Those on the pavilion spoke in one capacity or another.
The UL High School Band.
Amazing Grace on the bagpipes.
And Taps concludes the ceremony (bugler is on far right).
A group shot of most of the veterans who attended today. We owe each a debt of gratitude for their service.