November 13, 2017




Kingston gives thanks to its veterans

The American flag is retired at the conclusion of the Kingston ceremony

KINGSTON – As the nation marked Veterans Day, some 200 people gathered at Kingston City Hall on Saturday to honor those who have served in the nation’s military.

Army Sergeant Bob Nanz, a Bronze Star and Purple Heart medal recipient addressed the packed council chambers. He spoke of the necessity to teach children of today what sacrifices have been made, and the price, in human life and suffering, of the freedoms they take for granted.

"It’s our job as parents and grandparents to instill that in them and make sure they understand where they get their freedom from,” Nantz said.

Ninety-nine years ago, on November 11, 1918, at precisely 11 a.m., the violence of World War I officially ceased. Thousands who had fought for freedom prepared to head home to a grateful America.

Around the world today, one year short of a century later, the nation celebrated both the Armistice, the end of the war, and, since 1954, in America, Veterans Day.

Following the formal ceremony, attendees filed outside for a 21-gun salute.


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