Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Veterans Day Ceremony - 2008

The Daughters of the American Revolution, local chapters, sponsored the annual Veterans Day Ceremony today at the park where the famous Doughboy statue stands guard over the monuments commemorating those servicemen and women who have given their lives to preserve our freedom and liberty.

The eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918, the peace treaty ended "the war to end all wars". Originally called Armistice Day, the event later became Veterans Day and is honored in many different ways throughout the United States.

The ceremony today was beautiful, with a Marine Corps Reserve Unit taking part in the program. The bagpiper played "Amazing Grace", and the trumpet sounded "Taps" for the fallen heroes. Dignitaries' remarks added to the solemnity of the event. Two DAR officers placed a wreath at the foot of the Doughboy Statue.

Even though rain had been forecast, none came from the gray clouds overhead. Wind tossed fallen leaves around the Veterans Plaza and airplanes flew overhead, following the approach path to the International Airport.

We were glad we attended this Veterans Day Ceremony.

1 comment:

Liz said...

I'm so glad the rain held off for the event. I'm also glad you didn't wind up getting hurt more with the trunk episode!