Veterans Day 2013

Annually ... one of my favorite "assignments."

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  • Lakewood High School Band was on hand.

  • The Four Vets Quartet (Dan Lenahan, Kevin Mohr, Scott Schuster and Dave Slife) sing our National Anthem.

  • A nice size crowd was on hand, despite the nippy chill in the air.

  • Bugler Matt Wirfel of US Navy Band Great Lakes

  • Bass Drum ... tuba ... and flags

  • A nice size contingent of students from Lakewood Catholic Academy were on hand.

  • A nice size crowd showed up, despite the nip in the air and the threat if rain (which never materialized).

  • l. to r. - Maynard "Doc" Unger (led us in the Pledge of Allegiance); keynote speaker Judge Michael Jackson; and City of Lakewood Director of Planning Dru Siley.

  • Keynote speaker Judge Michael Jackson (USMC, Viet Nam War)

  • Front row: State Representative Nikki Antonio and her father (WWII vet).  Back row: State Senator Michael J. Skindell and Lakewood Municpal Judge Pat Carroll.

  • Hand salute ... for taps (played by Matt Wirfel of US Navy Band Great Lakes)

  • LCA students passed out hand-drawn thank you cards to veterans in attendance.  Sweet kids!

  • LCA students WWII vets for their service!

  • The Four Vet Quartet perform "God Bless America."

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