2013-11-16 / Front Page

Honoring All Veterans

Photos by Charles Prince& Scott Rawdon Photos by Charles Prince& Scott Rawdon HEBRON, MILLERSPORT – The Village of Hebron, Millersport High School, and most lake area municipalities and schools honored our veterans Monday. Most local celebrations included a traditional Salute to the Armed Forces, Presentation of Colors, a 21-gun salute, and a rendition of Taps.

It’s easy to confuse Veterans Day and Memorial Day. According to the US Department of Veterans Affairs, 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. While those who died are also remembered, Veterans Day is the day set aside to thank and honor all those who served honorably in the military – in wartime or peacetime. In fact, Veterans Day is largely intended to thank living veterans for their service, to acknowledge that their contributions to our national security are appreciated, and to underscore the fact that all those who served – not only those who died – have sacrificed and performed their duty.

In Hebron, Licking County Commissioner and Army veteran Duane Flowers gave a rousing speech on what it means to be an American and the sacrifices made for our freedom.

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