October 20, 2014

Arenac vets hold Veterans Day ceremonies

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Flag-bearers stand at attention alongside the veterans memorial at the Arenac County Courthouse.
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Standish VFW Post Chaplain Donald Reshott, left looks on as Post Commander John Harrod opens the Veterans Day ceremonies at Arenac County courthouse Nov. 11.
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Riflemen prepare to fire their guns as part of a salute to veterans.
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The flag-bearers exit the courthouse lawn as the ceremony concludes.
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STANDISH — Members of the Standish American Legion and VFW posts held a ceremony in front of the county courthouse to honor those who served in the military Nov. 11 at about 11 a.m.

VFW Post Commander John Harrod thanked the men and women who have served and are serving in the armed forces, stating in his remarks that while they hope to live in a peaceful world, it did not seem to be so peaceful lately.

Post Chaplain Donald Reshott gave a prayer for not only the veterans and current servicemen and women, but also for the people who worked in the manufacturing sector making equipment and weapons for them.

Harrod said that normally the ceremony is sparsely attended due to cold weather, but noticed a small crowd had gathered in the balmy 60-degree weather that morning. A rifle squad fired their guns three times, while “Taps” was played for the fallen veterans.

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