Remembering Those Who Served In Military On Veterans Day

A 21 gun salute was held as part of Veterans Day ceremonies at American Legion Post #52 in Coldwater MI

A 21 gun salute was held as part of Veterans Day ceremonies at American Legion Post #52 in Coldwater MI

Every year flags are placed on veterans' graves at the (a local cemetery) to honor those men and women who fought for their country.

As usual, the Coldwater American Legion Post #52 held a brief Veterans Day ceremony at the exact time in 1918 when the armistice took effect, which ended the fighting in World War One.

American Legion Post 150 hosted an hour-long ceremony that included the raising of the American flag, placing flowers in honor of those who died in service and a three-gun volley before the playing of "Taps". In 2003, when the last Veteran's Day Parade traveled Skiatook streets, Barnes was the Commander of the American Legion.

In his remarks, Post 150 commander Virgil Boyer said the blood and sweat of war taught lessons "of goal, sacrifice, tolerance, bravery and discipline", calling them the "foundation stones upon which a great nation is built".