Veterans Day Ceremony in Celoron, NY

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Boy Scout Troop 133 & Cub Scout Pack 133
Boy Scout Troop 133 & Cub Scout Pack 133

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The Village of Celoron

The Village of Celoron, in cooperation with Herman Kent Post 777 of the American Legion on Wednesday, November 11, 2015, honored our Veterans with a ceremony held at 11:00 a.m. at the Veterans’ Memorial in Lucille Ball Memorial Park.
Deputy Mayor Norman Mattison welcomed all in attendance and asked all to remember those Veterans who are still alive and give them thanks before they too pass from our ranks. In conclusion Deputy Mayor Mattison stated, “As you leave here today, remember the preservation of this nation is in our hands. Wave your flag proudly today, salute it, honor it.”
The Invocation and Benediction were given by Celoron Trustee Mary Keeney.

(L to R) Mary E. Keeney, Trustee; Gordon Carlson, Herman Kent Post 777 Commander; and      Norman L. Mattison, Deputy Mayor.
(L to R) Mary E. Keeney, Trustee; Gordon Carlson, Herman Kent Post 777 Commander; and Norman L. Mattison, Deputy Mayor.

Gordon Carlson, Commander of Herman Kent Post 777 introduced the following Scouts: Luke Landman, Gary Moffett, Niklas and Matthew Sanfilippo from Boy Scout Troop 133 and Vincent Sanfilippo from Cub Scout Pack 133. The five boys, grandsons and great-grandsons of Veterans, honored those who served and are serving in the various branches of the United States Military by carrying and posting the flags of the U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corp., U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard and the U.S. Air Force while the anthems of each service branch were played. Commander Carlson also gave the main address and spoke about the service to our Country by Veterans and those currently serving in the military. Al Crick and the Firing Squad of Herman Kent Post 777 presented a Rifle Salute. The ceremony was concluded with Taps played by Evelyn Crick.