Eastern Shore cel­e­brates, honors vet­er­ans

Times-Record - - NEWS - By KAYLA RIVAS kri­[email protected]­dem.com @Kay­la_S­tarDem

BEULAH — Lo­cal of­fi­cials and com­mu­nity mem­bers gath­ered at the Eastern Shore Vet­er­ans Ceme­tery on Sun­day af­ter­noon, Nov. 11, to honor, re­spect and cel­e­brate vet­er­ans.

Un­der clear blue skies, the Eas­ton Mid­dle School band, led by Band Di­rec­tor Donna Ewing, per­formed mul­ti­ple mu­si­cal se­lec­tions, start­ing off with the na­tional an­them.

Viet­nam Vet­er­ans of Amer­ica Chap­ter 648 then low­ered the flags, and Pas­tor Buddy Dunn of Faith Fel­low­ship Church in Preston de­liv­ered the in­vo­ca­tion. Mary­land Vet­eran’s Ceme­tery Com­mit­tee Chair­man Ron­nie James in­tro­duced the guest speaker, Sr. Vice Com­man­der Dept. of MD VFW J. J. Everett.

“It is on this day that we honor the con­tri­bu­tions and the sac­ri­fices of more than 22 mil­lion vet­er­ans and ser­vice mem­bers who have proudly served our coun­try, and all those who have paid the ul­ti­mate sac­ri­fice of lib­erty and jus­tice,” Everett said.

“Our men and women in uni­form will­ingly ex­hume all the risks as­so­ci­ated with main­tain­ing our free­dom and lib­er­ties and pre­serv­ing the idea of democ­racy.”

Everett said, “For ev­ery sin­gle man and woman who has donned a U.S. mil­i­tary uni­form, by virtue of their ser­vice and sac­ri­fice, to­day is their day to stand tall and be rec­og­nized by a grate­ful na­tion.”

On this day, “armed with a re­newed sense of pa­tri­o­tism and pur­pose, we must re­main com­mit­ted to a stronger na­tion, and to our vet­er­ans. For it is our vet­er­ans who have sac­ri­ficed and paid the high­est price of all,” he said.

Rep­re­sen­ta­tives from about a dozen vet­er­ans’ groups placed wreaths in honor of vet­er­ans. The sher­iff’s of­fices of Dorch­ester and Caro­line coun­ties then gave a joint ri­fle vol­ley salute.

Eas­ton Mid­dle School band played taps, the Viet­nam Vet­er­ans of Amer­ica Chap­ter 648 raised the flags and Pas­tor Dunn de­liv­ered the bene­dic­tion.

PHO­TOS BY KAYLA RIVAS

Rep­re­sen­ta­tives of vet­er­ans’ groups place wreaths in honor of vet­er­ans dur­ing the 2018 Vet­er­ans Day Cer­e­mony at the Eastern Shore Vet­er­ans Ceme­tery.

Guest speaker, Sr. Vice Com­man­der, Dept. of MD VFW, J. J. Everett de­liv­ers re­marks.

Rep­re­sen­ta­tives of vet­er­ans’ groups place wreaths in honor of vet­er­ans dur­ing the 2018 Vet­er­ans Day Cer­e­mony at the Eastern Shore Vet­er­ans Ceme­tery.

Rep­re­sen­ta­tives of vet­er­ans’ groups place wreaths in honor of vet­er­ans dur­ing the 2018 Vet­er­ans Day Cer­e­mony at the Eastern Shore Vet­er­ans Ceme­tery.

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