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Veterans Day ceremony honors the price paid heroes

Surrounded by flags, Great Bend Veterans Day ceremony participants pose for a photo after the observance Monday morning. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3111 Commander John Johnson told those gathered that veterans of all wars should be honored and we should reflect on their sacrifices.

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A simple comment by one of those attending the Great Bend’s annual Veterans Day ceremony Monday morning summed up the meaning of the observance.
“Thank you for your service,” a man said, shaking the hand of a vet.
The remark came as the as the service came to a close, putting an exclamation point on what had been a poignant and somber event. Including patriotic music by the Great Bend High School marching band and a speech by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3111 Commander John Johnson, it culminated at 11 a.m. – the time at which on Nov ...

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