American Legion Post 28 honors veterans

Post 28 Sergeant at Arms Jerry Martin displays the single rose signifying the blood the MIAs may have shed in sacrifice to ensure the freedom of our beloved United States of America as Marine veteran Austin Govin reads the tribute of remembrance. BY DAN COOK
November 14, 2013

The American Legion Post 28 in Oak Orchard held its annual Veterans Day Celebration Nov. 11, with a standing room only crowd.

"True Heroes have their name on the front of their uniform and not on their back," said Post 28 Commander Charles Nimmerichter.

The service included placing of the wreath, an 18-gun salute and reading of "The Empty Chair" at a table set for one symbolizing the POWs and MIAs missing from their ranks.

A lunch followed the ceremony for each attendee.