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Brief But Meaningful

Annual ceremony honors

veterans of every stripe

The day may have been overcast and the mood weighted with solemnity, but the Village of Garden City’s annual Veterans Day Ceremony once again wound up being the kind of sublime event that managed to evoke equal bits of pride in those who’ve served and sadness over those who may have never returned from their military stint. No matter the war, all veterans were honored and whether it was the playing of “Taps,” Post Chaplain Felix Iannacone’s heartfelt prayer or the speeches given by Commander Joseph P. Frey, Mayor John Watras or American Legion Auxiliary president Joan Nedelka,this brief ceremony was the epitome of class and the very least that could have been done for those who have sacrificed so much. It reminds you that despite the fact that fewer people are serving nowadays versus when there was a draft, every day should be Veteran’s Day.