Lovettsville honors nations veterans
|From left, Anthony Espinoza, Lauren Loria and James Villatoro of the Col. Wesley Fox Young Marines stand guard at the Lovettsville Veterans Memorial on Veterans Day. Times-Mirror Photo/Tin Nguyen|
The Town of Lovettsville held its annual Veterans Day Ceremony Nov. 11 at the Veterans Memorial in the Lovettsville Town Square.
The ceremony honored all United States veterans and dedicate the second set of engraved pavers. A total of 25 veterans were honored with the dedication of engraved pavers at the memorial.
Lovettsville initiated the Veterans Paver Program as part of the Veterans Memorial. Interested citizens can purchase an engraved paver to honor or memorialize a loved one who serves or has served in the military.
Veterans do not need to be native to or residents of the Lovettsville area to be eligible for a paver. Anyone serving in the U.S. military is eligible.
|Members of the Payne extended family of Lovettsville including Alice Payne, center, sing " God Bless America " at the Veteran's Day ceremony in Lovettsville. Times-Mirror Photo/Tin Nguyen |
|Lovettsville Elementary School students perform musical tributes at the Veterans Day ceremony November 11. Times-Mirror Photo/Tin Nguyen|
|At the Veterans Day ceremony in Lovettsville, State Senator Richard Black speaks of the ordinary soldiers with extraordinary skills and service he met in the Army and recounts heroic battles he participated in Vietnam. Times-Mirror Photo/Tin Nguyen|
|Korean War Army veteran Jerry Payne , shown holding his grandchild Mason Stump, and all six of his brothers followed the example their father WWII Army veteran Forrest Payne , Sr. of Lovettsville in serving in the U.S. Army and Air Force. The surviving Payne family members were recognized at the Veterans Day ceremony in Lovettsville Sunday, Nov. 11. Times-Mirror Photo/Tin Nguyen|
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