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A great Veterans Day on the island

December 6, 2017
Pine Island Eagle

To the editor:

What a great Veterans Day we had on Pine Island. There was the birthday party at the American Legion for the U.S. Marine Corps with a cake-cutting and songs ending the party.

Then we had the Pine Island Elementary School children saluting the veterans with songs and readings. It gets better every year thanks to the teachers, principal and support from the community. Make sure you attend if you missed this year.

Then the V.F.W. and American Legion combined to have a great service at the American Legion attended by a great crowd one of the biggest I have ever seen at this service. Lunch followed.

The people on the island are the greatest and support our veterans like nowhere else in the state. Next year make sure you attend the school service it shows there are young people who appreciate veterans and love the United States of America.

Then the clubs took over. The Elks Lodge had a special dinner and entertainment for the veterans.

The Moose Lodge 1954 had the same type of salute to veterans with a special dinner and appreciation awards and entertainment.

Dick Thomas

American Legion Historian



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