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Local Vets Cautious and Positive Trump Presidency

Hundreds gathered at the Grass Valley Veterans Memorial building Friday morning to honor local military service members for a one-hour ceremony on this Veterans Day. Joe Dostalek served three tours of duty on the U-S-S Midway during the Vietnam War as a Machinist Mate/2nd Class…

click to listen to Joe Dostalek

Another Vietnam veteran, Dick Corn, says he was pleased to see more young people turning up at these events. He says more people are related to veterans these days and have seen what they go through. Meanwhile, he appeared upbeat about Donald Trump as our new Commander-In-Chief…

click to listen to Dick Corn

Meanwhile, Korean War veteran, Jimmy Williams, sounded a little more cautious about a Trump presidency…

click to listen to Jimmy Williams

The event featured several keynote speakers…a medley of service songs…a perfomance of “God Bless America”…a formal recognition of all veterans attending by a cheering audience…and a 21-gun salute and performance of “Taps” honoring fallen veterans. Each year, the ceremony ends at 11am, which is also on the 11th day of the 11th month. That’s exactly when all World War One fighting ceased, in 1918, which led to the first proclamation of Veterans, or Armistice Day, by President Woodrow Wilson.

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