TO THOSE WHO SERVED BOTH GOD AND COUNTRY
New Windsor area veterans and about 75 of their supporters watched, many saluting, while the Newburgh Free Academy JROTC led the show of colors into the Veterans Monument area while two kilted gentlemen played their bagpipes.
VFW Commander Tracey Lanthier gave a welcoming address. and a benediction emphasized the history of Veterans Day which began as Armistice Day on November 11, 1918, when World War I ended. In Canada it’s referred to as Remembrance Day. Veterans Day was initiated to celebrate those who have served in wars, but those present were reminded that it is appropriate to thank both veterans and others (police, firemen and ambulance services) for their service. Each group then came up and laid a wreath on the New Windsor Monument, which reads: “To Those Who Served Both God and Country”.
Photo of Comdr. Tracey Lanthier by Bob McCormick
Other photos by Edie Johnson