Veterans and community come together to celebrate those who serve

A remembrance ceremony was followed by lunch and a car show. It was a chance for vets to come together and a chance for people to thank them for their service.

WAYNE COUNTY, Pa. — The Salvation Army and the Wayne County Veterans Affairs Office hold an annual open house.

This is an opportunity for veterans and the community to come together and remember the sacrifice made by the men and women who served our country. It is a combination of ceremony and celebration for all to enjoy.

“We’re seeing veterans and families coming out, as well as the community, coming out more grateful to veterans, but how do you honor them a little better,” said Leonard Boynton, trustee of the Ladore Conference Center.

The day began with a ceremony inside the main pavilion, a time to reflect on what it means for those who have returned home and to remember those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice.

“I think it’s important for people to remember veterans, how they served their country and how they stood up for their freedom. And I think it’s great for veterans to come together too. “said James Seguin of Peckville.

A car show was an added bonus to this celebration of veterans. It gives them a chance to reminisce about their time in the service.”

“Lots of handshakes and hugs, some they haven’t seen before COVID, so today is a special day,” Boynton said.

“When I meet other veterans, we like to compare notes, see where we served, what part of the world we were in, you know, all that stuff,” Seguin said.

“It’s a big family, all these guys. We know these guys from cars, car shows, car cruises. It’s just a great, great hobby,” Bill White added.

Lunch was also served to event attendees and prizes were awarded for the car show.

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