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Veterans are Honored for their Service at Lamar Eagles Lodge

American Legion Honor Guard

 

 

This past Veteran’s Day observance at the Lamar Eagles Lodge was held on an unseasonably cold day for another year, but despite low temperatures, rain or shine, community members came together to take part in the festivities.

Following a presentation of the American Legion Honor Guard at the Lamar Eagles, area residents and veterans were invited to their hamburger and hot dog luncheon which was provided free to veterans. Dozens were served again this year and the Eagles Auxiliary prepared several complementary dishes to supplement the burgers and dogs including numerous desserts. Members of the local police department and emergency services first responders were also on hand.

Mr. Swanson, The Man on the Grill

This marks the 100th anniversary of the original Veteran’s Day, which in the past was known as Armistice Day and celebrated the signing of a peace treaty decades ago at the end of World War 1. The treaty was signed in 1919 at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of the year and officially became Veteran’s Day in the United States in 1954.

By Russ Baldwin

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