Veterans Day 2011

Jordan addresses Veterans Day crowd

 

 

Granville gathered for the annual recognition of those who have served to protect the nation in times of war and peace Friday for Veterans Day.

On a day when the lost tradition of ringing bells at 11 a.m. once again returned to Granville and towns across Washington County, residents came out to see the parade honoring those who served and in many cases sacrificed to keep the nation safe.

Representative Tony Jordan addressed the crowd in Veterans Park following placing of wreathes on the monuments, the playing of the Star Spangled Banner and taps.  

“I’ve always admired the toughness and commitment of Granville and on a day like today you realize it – anybody can hold a parade in May when it’s 70 degrees and warm, but year after year Granville has a Veterans Day Parade and it’s always received such great support,” Jordan said.

Jordan said that toughness and commitment preceded even the formation of a Granville as men, and now women, have always answered the call when it came time to take action that helps to provide Americans with the freedoms they have today.

With a father and a next door neighbor who each survived a prisoner of war camps during World War II he said he got used to the idea that serving in the military and paying a high price was just something you did and then did not talk about. However he said he was glad to witness the turnout for the annual acknowledgment of veterans in Granville.

“Growing up in the time that I did we were very lucky in that we didn’t have the conflicts and the wars that are going on today it’s hard not to appreciate and be reminded every day of the true sacrifice our men and women, veterans across this country have given so that we can enjoy the freedoms that we do today,” Jordan said.

“Being able to be a part of this and publicly express my gratitude and my thanks to those that serve today and have served in years past is perhaps the greatest joy that being your assemblyman brings to me in this service,” he said.

 

Comments

comments

Read more in this week's Sentinel in newsstands now or click here to read right now with our e-edition.

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Classifieds 05/25/16

Town proposes solar moratorium

Solar front

By Dan King Whitehall town officials want to figure out some rules and regulations before allowing new solar projects to […]

Area communities plan Memorial Day services

Last year's memorial day parade

By Dan King and Krystle S. Morey Memorial Day will be the focus throughout the area this weekend. Various towns […]

Local towns take different approaches to animal control

Chickens

By Dan King and Krystle S. Morey Dogs, and cows, and horses – oh my. Loose animals are a concern […]

‘The Quarry’ opening soon

OCallahans3

By Krystle S. Morey Interior walls and the well-known wooden storefront of O’Callahan’s Irish Pub are coming down as owners […]

Lakes Region Freepress – 05/20/16

Northshire Freepress – 05/20/16

Lakes Classifieds – 05/20/16

Weekender – 05/20/16

North Country Freepress – 05/20/16

Classifieds 05/18/16

Putorti, Gordon elected to Whitehall School Board

School Board

By Dan King Some things will change and some things will stay the same on the Whitehall Board of Education. […]