It was a chilly, blustery day Friday, but that didn’t stop a crowd from gathering in front of the Gloucester courthouse to honor and remember local veterans. The memorial service sponsored by the Marine Corps League, Middle Peninsula Detachment #1317 included participation by the Marine Corps Honor Guard, a posting of the colors and wreaths being placed at the Veterans Wall.
Col. Pete Devlin, who heads up the Fleet Antiterrorism Security Teams (FAST) at the Marine Corps Forces Command, Norfolk, was guest speaker and challenged the audience to identify the first single image that came into their minds when thinking of Veterans Day.
"I won’t take a poll," Devlin said, "but I would guess that many of you thought of scenes from the big one, World War II…"
Others, he said, may have thought of Vietnam veterans, or those who served in the Korean or Persian Gulf wars. "A few with a historical bent may have thought of scenes from the Civil ...
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