American Legion Posts American Legion Posts 85, 206, 220 and 274 jointly hosted the annual Veterans Day ceremony at the Veterans Green on the Calvert County Circuit Court lawn Sunday, November 11, at 10:30 a.m.
This annual event took place to honor and thank all those who have served and continue to serve our country. Posting of the colors was performed by the NJROTC of the local high schools and Robert E King of American legion Post 220 gave the Invocation. Nathan Stevens, Past Commander of Post 274, sang the National Anthem. After the placement of the P.O.W.M.I.A. Flag in front of the podium, Jay Bolles, American Legion Calvert County Commander, led the audience in the Pledge of Allegiance.
At eleven a.m. the bell was tolled in remembrance of World War I on the 100th anniversary. Bells were tolled all over the country at 11 a.m.
A member of the D.A.R. gave an address followed by NJROTC from Calvert, Northern and Patuxent High Schools speaking on “What Veterans Day Means to Me”.
Wreaths were placed at each of the monuments on the lawn by members of the NJROTC Units and veterans. The Honor Guard fired the volley of shots followed by a bugler playing TAPS. There was 30 seconds of silent prayer.
The keynote speaker for the event was Delegate Mark Fisher, who spoke on growing up in Baltimore and what it meant to his parents to see their children succeed.
Nathan Stevens led the audience in America The Beautiful. Following the ceremony, American Legion Posts 85, 206 and 274 held open houses with refreshments.
Please enjoy the picture gallery below!
Margit Miller / Calvert Beacon