The Veterans Day Ceremony at the Arthur Finnegan American Legion Post 1443 in Greenwood Lake, held on Fri., Nov. 11, was well attended, demonstrating the community’s support and respect for veterans who have served and are serving our country.
Jerry Brewer, Vice Commander of the post, was joined by members of the Legion, the Ladies Auxiliary, Sons of the Legion, Greenwood Lake Police, Ambulance Corps and local boy scouts.
Brewer explained the origin of Veterans Day saying, “The selection of the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month commemorates the exact time that the Armistice ending World War I went into effect in the year 1918. Most importantly, this day of commemorative activities serves to remind the nation that freedom is not free. It has been bought and paid for by the blood, sweat, and courage of our veterans.”
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