A global pandemic and a little rain could not stop those who have served the United States.
Veterans and supporters gathered at Veterans’ Park in Logan on the 11th day of the 11th month at the 11th hour to honor those who have served their country in the military – whether in the Army, Navy, Marines, Coast Guard or Air Force.
Retired Army Sergeant John Toney led the ceremony. He said while attendance was lower than usual, he would not miss this opportunity to give Veterans the thanks they deserve.
“It’s our opportunity to come out and honor those who are past veterans, current veterans, and even those veterans who are still to come,” Toney said.
Veteran Miller Thompson could not hold his peace and had a word of encouragement to share with his fellow veterans.
“We honor all veterans, no matter what you’re a veteran of you are worth honor” said Thompson. “In my book, we are veterans and we are special people.”
Veterans Day was founded in 1918 and was originally deemed “Armistice Day,” which marked the end of World War I. The name was changed to Veterans Day in 1954 by President Eisenhower and was designated to honor all veterans in all military branches.