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Honoring our veterans: Services held in Gloucester, Mathews

The countless sacrifices that have been made, and continue to be made every day, by the men and women of America’s armed forces, were honored in Veterans Day services on Friday and Sunday in Gloucester and Mathews counties.

Chapter 58 of the Disabled American Veterans kicked off the observances Friday morning at its headquarters on Professional Drive in Gloucester, dedicating a monument that stands alongside its collection of military branch of service and American flag poles.

That evening, American Legion Post 83, Mathews, held its annual Veterans Day dinner and awards program at the post headquarters in Hudgins. And on Sunday afternoon, wreaths of remembrance were laid at the Gloucester County Veterans’ Memorial Wall in front of the new courthouse in a ceremony led by members of Middle Peninsula Detachment 1317 of the Marine Corps League.

DAV ceremony

Veterans Day means different things to different people, said Steven Combs, the guest speaker at Friday’s DAV ce...

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