Veterans’ groups paid tribute to the sacrifices made by the men and women of America’s armed forces in separate events on Monday in Gloucester and Mathews counties.
About 70 people attended Gloucester’s afternoon service, sponsored by Detachment 1317 of the Marine Corps League, and held in front of the new courthouse. That evening, American Legion Post 83 held its annual Veterans Day Dinner and Awards Program at the post headquarters in Hudgins, with about 60 taking part.
Lieutenant commander Justin Whitt, senior Naval Science Instructor at Gloucester High School, was guest speaker for Gloucester’s service, taking a few moments to remember Sept. 11, 2001 and the lives that were lost in New York, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania that day.
"Once the buildings had collapsed and the immensity of the attack began to register, most of us had no idea of what to do or where to turn," Whitt said. "As a nation, we were scared like we had not been...
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