Door County Honors Its Veterans

Door County recognized its veterans Monday in Institute during a special program at Sevastopol school. A large crowd packed the school’s elementary gym for the annual Veterans Day celebration. Students joined veterans and their families for the observance, taking part in a tradition going back many decades. There were band and choir selections played and sung, tribute paid to individual veterans by way of their service branches’ theme songs, the posting of the colors, the Pledge of Allegiance and the National Anthem and, of course, speeches. It’s one way Americans remember those who have served and continue to serve. Keynote speaker John Scocos, Wisconsin Secretary of the Department of Veteran Affairs, told WDOR news that the service of American veterans goes beyond their time in the military…

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Secretary Scocos also noted that we as Americans must never forget the sacrifices that veterans have made over the years…

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Door County Veteran Service Officer Scott McFarlane acted as master of ceremonies. A similar Veterans Day program was held on Washington Island. Steven Ellefson, a retired U.S. naval commander, was the keynote speaker at the Trueblood Performing Arts Center.

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