Honoring veterans at Wall of Honor


By Milan Eagle media

Milan Veterans Wall of Honor was the place to be for the Veteran’s Day Celebration November 11.
Many gathered in the cold to thank and honor our veterans who made great self-sacrifices serving our country.
Mayor Michael Armitage welcomed everyone and Presentation of the Flag was made by the Honor Guard of the Knights of Columbus and the Earl Gladfelter Post 268 American Legion Honor Guard. American Heritage Girls Troop MI 2407 led the National Anthem and the Pledge to the Flag. Steven Cummings, American Legion Post 268 Historian spoke reminding everyone how the day became known as Veteran’s Day, giving honor and gratitude to those who served us as well as our country.
During the ceremony 3 points were shared for our consideration. How names are placed on the wall. The high number (if only 1 it would be high) of suicides by veterans. The importance of hiring veterans
The crowd watched the flags in the breeze as Doug Gilson from the Backstreet CruiZers played the songs of the Armed Forces. After Chris Wetzler read the names of the ten new names engraved in 2017 everyone sang together “God Bless America”

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