Monday, November 12, 2012

Thanks for Serving

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.


  1. We honor all of the veterans who've served.

  2. What a great post Jan!!!

    ✿•*¨`*•. ♥Abby♥Boo♥Ping♥Jinx♥Grace♥✿•*¨`*•.

  3. Such a beautiful way to honor our heros!

  4. What a nice ceremony
    Benny & Lily

  5. We honor all veterans for their service today and every day!

    Your pal, Pip

  6. This was a cool holiday this year 'cause Veterans had two days to be honored! Although they should be honored every day.

  7. We should celebrate Veterans day everyday!

  8. Thanks fur sharing such a special day!


  9. manee manee thanx ta all de veterans who has served over de yeers...they all rock !!

  10. I salute your town for honoring veterans so well.

    Also, I wanted to let you know that I gave you an award. Purrrrrrrrrrrrrrs.

  11. That's a lovely tribute! Thanks for sharing the pictures.
    My human also went to a small ceremony in our town. She says it is important to salute them. She says as a French human, her and her family are especially grateful to American veterans.

  12. Ours was a few months ago, I think. It's all a bit low-key in Malaysia. Hope you had a nice day off!

  13. There are not enough words to thanks the veterans for all they have done for our great nation. Each day we live in a free world without thinking about how it is were have our freedom. Whenever the mom or my sister sees a Veteran they always go over to talk to them and give them thanks for their service. Nice tribute to our Veterans.


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