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Veterans honored in Roscommon

ROSCOMMON – Veteran’s Day, November 11, dawned cold and snowy in Roscommon County. That didn’t stop the local VFW and American Legion from holding their annual Veteran’s day ceremony.

This year, Nov. 11 happened to fall on a Sunday, the second Sunday of the month which also happens to be the morning the VFW holds their breakfast. Members took a break from serving breakfast to perform their Veteran’s Day ceremony outside the VFW Post hall.

The Nov. 11 ceremony took place outside the Roscommon VFW hall

Roscommon Elementary School student body attended the Annual Veteran’s Day presentation on November 12 in the school gym presented by school employee, Calvin Witherspoon, Retired Army Veteran and Mr. John Leach, Retired Air Force Veteran.

Roscommon Elementary program with Mr. Witherspoon and Mr. Leach

The students learned about respect for veterans and respect for the American Flag. Mr. Leach showed the students some of his different Air Force uniforms and equipment, including allowing them to pick up or wear some of his equipment in order to feel how heavy it is.

Garrett Briggs gets to try on some of the equipment

Another presentation took place at Roscommon High School Nov. 12. A reception was held at the library with members of the Student Council mingling with local veterans. Later, a ceremony was held in the auditorium for the school.

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