LANCASTER – More than 200 people came together at the Veterans Court of Honor in the Lancaster Cemetery Monday morning (11/11/13) for a Veterans Day celebration titled “Honoring All Who Served.” The hour-long ceremony was held to honor and thank all who served in the United States Armed Forces.
A highlight of the ceremony was a tribute to five Hometown Heroes – Kurt F. Ullman, Army Air Corps, World War II; Ray Santana, U.S Marine Corps, Vietnam; Rick Nolte, U.S. Navy, attached to the U.S. Marine Corps, Vietnam; Luis Gaxiola, U.S. Army, Gulf War/ Bosnia/ Iraq; and Lani Glasscock, U.S. History Teacher, Hillview Middle School.
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Other key moments of the Veterans Day service at the Lancaster Cemetery included the Presentation of the Colors and Flag Salute by Joe Walker Middle School Civil Air Patrol; the singing of the ‘Star Spangled Banner’ by Remnant Acapella Group; ‘Taps’ played on trumpet by Col. Art McGettrick; a short play about the World War II Christmas Truce performed by Joe Walker Middle School Civil Air Patrol; and the singing and signing of ‘God Bless America’ by Brownie and Daisy Troop 1002.
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