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Monday, November 05, 2012 2:16 PM

DEAR EDITOR,

One week ago last Friday evening saw a dreary start to the evening before the game between Jefferson and Spencerville.  The weather was not the best, but it did not stop them from paying tribute to the many veterans in attendance from Delphos and Spencerville.

For those who were not there, two large flags were carried onto the field, one by the local Veterans of Delphos, the other brought on by Veterans from Spencerville. Each flag surrounded by Veterans entered from opposite ends of the field were then halted as they centered over the fifty yard line.  With the flags in position and everyone standing the School combined the two bands and played the National Anthem.  Once the game started, the announcers would periodically read the names of Veterans, identifying which branch of service, the years they served and where they served, adding a more personal recognition to those of us who served.  Because of the thoughtfulness of the staff, faculty and students of Jefferson, I would like to say thanks!.

What so many of us did so long ago, those that have served since, along with those veterans currently serving, this tribute has and does make our efforts and lasting memories worth while.

On behalf of the Delphos Veterans Council and all veterans, I would like to say thanks again to John Edinger, his staff and the students for organizing this tribute to the Veterans for their service on this approaching Veterans Day.

The Veterans Day Service will begin at 11 a.m. on Sunday at the Delphos Veterans Memorial. It will be held at the American Legion if it rains.

John Grothouse,

president, Delphos

Veterans Council

 

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