Honoring our veterans

Veterans from each of the local organizations in Vermilion – AMVETS Post 22, American Legion Post 397, and VFW Post 7576 and their auxiliaries held Veterans Day services honoring our men and women who serve, both past and present, in Exchange Park on Nov. 11. AMVETS Past Commander Malcolm Williams (right) urged younger veterans and the community to volunteer for services, and to join the various organizations, as the veteran population is aging. Keynote speaker was Mayor Jim Forthofer (center) who spoke of the commitment and sacrifices made by those who serve us. Also pictured is Russ Mayer of the American Legion 397. The wreath was placed on the monument by Judi Lane.