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Veterans were honored at the Aberdeen VFW post Wednesday. Former post commander Jim Daly read the history of Veterans Day as part of the ceremony.

DAN HAMMOCK | THE DAILY WORLD Veterans were honored at the Aberdeen VFW post Wednesday. Former post commander Jim Daly read the history of Veterans Day as part of the ceremony.

Aberdeen VFW post honors veterans

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.

 

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The presentation of the colors at the Aberdeen VFW post Wednesday, Veteran’s Day. At the podium are auxiliary president Jo Ann Wadsworth and post commander Anthony Magri, who served in the Navy for 25 years.

DAN HAMMOCK | THE DAILY WORLD The presentation of the colors at the Aberdeen VFW post Wednesday, Veteran’s Day. At the podium are auxiliary president Jo Ann Wadsworth and post commander Anthony Magri, who served in the Navy for 25 years.

DAN HAMMOCK | THE DAILY WORLD 
Veterans were honored at the Aberdeen VFW post Wednesday. Former post commander Jim Daly read the history of Veterans Day as part of the ceremony.

DAN HAMMOCK | THE DAILY WORLD Veterans were honored at the Aberdeen VFW post Wednesday. Former post commander Jim Daly read the history of Veterans Day as part of the ceremony.