American military veterans honored on Veterans Day
Wednesday, 14 November 2012 12:43

Former American Legion commander Rob Redyk and other veterans show their support for all those who served in all wars.

Annual Dundalk event held at Veterans Park

by Ben Boehl

    Our nation’s war veterans were honored on Veterans Day on Nov. 11 at an 11 a.m. service at Veterans Park.    
    Former American Legion commander Rob Redyk said Nov. 11 is a day to honor all veterans in all wars no matter if they are living or deceased. Also if they are still active or retired from the military.
    Redyk added that just because a veteran leaves the military it doesn’t mean he or she stops serving his or her country.
    “When they end their service, many of them continue to serve,” Redyk said. They become policemen, teachers, etc.”
    The VFW 6694  Dun-dalk American Legion Post 38 and The Disabled American Veterans and all their auxiliaries were represented at the Sunday morning event. Redyk noticed that one group of representatives was missing from the crowd.
    “Now that the election is over can you tell me how many elected officials graced us with their presence?” Redyk asked. “If you see one, can you tell me?”
    After the ceremony, Redyk said the day isn’t about politics, but a day to honor our veterans.
    “We value their service to this great nation,” he added.