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Honoring those who served
2016 Veterans Day observance held at the Averitt
W 111116 VETERANS DAY 09
Veterans and guests alike, including the Knights of Columbus Color Guard, bow their heads in prayer as they remember veterans who have passed away in the last year.
Around 200 people attended the community Veterans Day observance last Friday in the Averitt Center for the Arts' Emma Kelly Theater, hosted each year at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month by American Legion Dexter Allen Post 90. Keynote speaker Don Poe asked not only military veterans but also their spouses, children and friends, indeed anyone proud of a veteran, to "lean in" and insist that elected officials make good on their promises to veterans. "As individuals, as a collective group, as a family, we must hold the promises of the past election period and those that made the promises to task," Poe said.
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