2009-11-14 / Front Page

We Honor Our Veterans

Photos by Charles Prince & Scott Rawdon

Hebron honored its veterans with a ceremony at the Veterans Memorial in Evans Park. The Memorial lists every veteran that attended Hebron School.

Army National Guard Sgt. Scott Coffey, who is assistant principal at Hebron Elementary and Jackson Intermediate, was the keynote speaker. He spoke of the sacrifices made and yet to be made by Hebron graduates.

Veteran and Memorial Committee member Denny Davis explained the missing plaque. Vandals damaged it. He also had some good news. The Tennessee company that made the original plaques has offered to replace all of them with a stronger version and will do it as a thank you to veterans.

Buckeye Lake VFW Post 1388 Honor Guard fired the traditional salute followed by taps from two Lakewood trumpet players. Hebron American Legion Post 285 presented the colors during the ceremony.

Later that day in Millersport, all school students assembled at Millersport High School to honor Millersport veterans and all veterans with song and ceremony. Students presented a video specifically naming past and current Millersport veterans and students even explained the significance of formally folding the American flag.

Many people confuse Veterans and Memorial days. According to About.com, Veterans Day is the day set aside to thank and honor all those who served honorably in the military, in wartime or peacetime. Memorial Day is a day for remembering and honoring military personnel who died in the service of their country, particularly those who died in battle or as a result of wounds sustained in battle.

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