Sunday, November 11, 2012

Vets Honored Best By New Generation's Writing

     In a time when awareness of military service and the contributions of veterans is not a universal part of growing up, its good to hear of 99 local students taking part in the VFW essay contest on patriotism.
    This morning the six winners  (one from Wiley School and five from IHC) were introduced during Veterans Day ceremonies at the club on Bellew Avenue.
 Students joining me from left to right: Madison Yott, Vincenzo Alteri, Maxwell Graham (great kid), Gina Alteri, Lauren Chamberlain, and Georgia Barton.

      A large crowd gathered in front of the VFW to honor America's vets. It is the 17th time as your mayor I have had the honor of expressing the communities appreciation at these ceremonies.
      My remarks centered around the lesson in patriotism I got young in life growing up in a family headed by a WW II veteran, my father George Graham who passed fifty years ago this January and was buried at Arlington National Cemetery.

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