Honoring Those Who Served
Stanley’s American Legion Charles Hartman Post 134 held a Veterans Day Observance on Friday, Nov. 11 at the Veterans Park.
Veterans Day Services in Stanley are held on the eleventh day of the eleventh month at the eleventh hour, signifying the end of World War I. Originally celebrated as Armistice Day beginning on November 11, 1919, a year after the end of World War I, it was changed to Veterans Day in 1954 and became a day to honor American veterans of all wars.
After the presentation of the colors by the color guard, Roger Gjellstad was the speaker for this year’s services. Gjellstad spoke about the importance of remembering those who have served their country with the Veterans Park being a beautiful memorial to their service. Gjellstad also spoke about other memorials across the country, including the one in Rochester, Minnesota and New Orleans, Louisiana. He encouraged those attending to visit these memorials and others if given the chance as they pay tribute to those that have served with respect for God and Country.
Services closed with the honor guard’s salute and the playing of TAPS by Chris Beehler.