Whitehall to honor veterans

W hitehall will pause to honor those who have given their time in the service of their country.

The annual Veterans Day Service, conducted by the Whitehall American Legion Post 83, will be held at Riverside Park on Main Street on Veteranv Day, Wednesday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m.

“We will conduct Veterans Day Ceremonies on the Eleventh Hour of the Eleventh Day of the Eleventh Month,” said Legion officer Jim Lafayette. “The ceremonies will be conducted with Post Commander Clifford McFarren presiding.”

As part of the services, Lafayette said that he is looking forward to local youth organizations taking part in the event.

“Veterans Day is a school holiday so it is expected that Scouts and other youth organizations will take part,” said Lafayette

Along with the service, the Legion will also dispose of tarnished and worn flags at the event.

“Along with the traditional service the post will conduct a Dignified Disposal of Unserviceable Flag Ceremony,“ said Lafayette. “Anyone having U.S. Flags to de disposed of should drop them off at the American Legion Post on Main Street.”

A light lunch will be provided in the American Legion Post following the ceremony.

As part of their annual service to those who have served the country and have passed on, the Legion was joined by Whitehall students as they pick up the flags from local gravesites.

“Prior to Veterans Day, Legionnaires and students from the school helped to pick up US Flags from Veterans graves in this community to be disposed of at this ceremony,” said Lafayette.

As part of the preparation for the service, Lafayette said that the Legion has worked to get the names of 34 local veterans inscribed onto the Whitehall Veterans Wall.

For further information on the annual ceremonies, contact Lafayette at 499-1150.

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