American Legion Post 28 holds Veterans Day ceremony
The Unit 28 Auxiliary Colorettes place a wreath at the podium during the ceremony. Shown are Margaret Hopkins, left, and Rose Tominovich. STEVEN BILLUPS PHOTOS
November 14, 2017
Post 28 Adjutant Rhea Traioom salutes during the national anthem.
Korean War veteran Fred Pecko covers his heart during the singing of “God Bless America.”
American Legion Riders Chapter 28 Director Ty Remp spoke at the ceremony. Remp said,”This elite group of individuals has ensured that you and I are able to live our daily lives free of tyranny and fear.”
Guest speaker George Parish spoke to the veterans during the ceremony. In his address, Parish said, “If you unleash the military strength and the determination of veterans and current military personnel, there is nothing Americans cannot do.”
American Legion bugler Allen Drake plays “Taps” after the American Legion Honor Guard fired a salute.
Skyler Schmidt sells a poppy to John Paul prior to the ceremony with the help of Cindy Phillips, right, and Riley Schmidt, not shown. On Memorial Day and Veterans Day, millions of red crepe paper poppies - all handmade by veterans as part of their therapeutic rehabilitation - are distributed across the country in exchange for donations that go directly to assist disabled and hospitalized veterans.
American Legion Post 28 in Oak Orchard held its Annual Veterans Day Ceremony Nov. 11.