During the Peebles High School Veterans program, World War II Army Veteran Les Mitchell receives a standing ovation for the time he spent as a prisoner of war in a Nazi concentration camp. - Carleta Weyrich/The People’s Defender
See more photos on pages 3A and 15A of today's on-line edition of The People's Defender.
Veterans who attended the ceremonies last Friday at West Union Elementary were greeted by this large “Thank You” banner. - Rachael Hamilton/The People’s Defender
Veterans honored Adams County thankful for their service
They spent weeks in boot camp learning to reach their limits and cooperate as a team; they went to live across the country or in far off lands for months or even years away from family and home; and their presence and skill protected us as we worked and played and rested.
Throughout Adams County from Friday through Monday programs were held at schools, churches and other locations to honor local Veterans.
We take this time to honor the men and women who rallied to the cause, who made the grade, and who sacrificed a period of their lives to keep our nation strong.
We are thankful for the Veterans who live in our midst. This past week was a time to hear their stories, to visit with them, and to realize their continuing service in our communities.
May we not forget those who have protected our nation and our way of life.