The Aberdeen VFW post honored its veterans with a traditional ceremony at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11, coinciding with the end of fighting in World War I at the 11th hour of Nov. 11 in 1918.
“No holiday says America the way Veterans Day does,” said post commander Anthony Magri, after the color guard presented the colors, the Pledge of Allegiance was recited, and past post commander Jim Daly led those in attendance in the singing of the National Anthem.
Daly gave a presentation about the history of the holiday, which was followed by the color guard’s weapons salute and the playing of “Taps.”
The Friends of the Aberdeen Museum were thanked for producing a video for use in schools and elsewhere about Veterans Day, local veterans and local veterans memorials.
“A couple of months ago Becky (Carossino) asked if we would help with a video about veterans memorials in the Aberdeen area,” said Daly. “Of course we said yes.”
Aberdeen Art Center Director Douglass Orr introduces Daly in the 7 minute 38 second video, which describes the memorials in the area, including the “Spirit of the American Doughboy” World War I memorial in Zelasko Park, a memorial Korean War plaque in the Aberdeen post, the flags every Veterans Day at Fern Hill Cemetery, and the memorial wall at Aberdeen City Hall.