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Students at Heritage Elementary stand for the Pledge of Allegiance during the school’s annual Veterans Day program Thursday.

Students at Heritage Elementary stand for the Pledge of Allegiance during the school’s annual Veterans Day program Thursday.


Emily McBride photos – the Lima News

Courtney Gaiter, who is a member of the Ohio Memorial Chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen and a veteran of the US Army, talks to students at Heritage Elementary on Thursday about how proud he is to be an American.

Courtney Gaiter, who is a member of the Ohio Memorial Chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen and a veteran of the US Army, talks to students at Heritage Elementary on Thursday about how proud he is to be an American.


Emily McBride photos – the Lima News

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Timothy P Casey points to his name on the Veterans Freedom Flag Monument wall Thursday at the Veterans Day celebration that took place on Buckey Road.


Emily McBride photos – the Lima News

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Students at Temple Christian recite the Pledge of Allegiance Thursday afternoon during the school’s Veterans Day Program.


Emily McBride photos – the Lima News

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LTC George Kloppenburg reads an excerpt from President Kennedy’s Veterans Day speech Thursday morning at the largest free-standing flag in the United States during a ceremony.


Emily McBride photos – the Lima News

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Tom Martin (Left) and Steve Montgomery (Right) retrieve the colors after a Veterans Day recognition ceremony Thursday morning held at Elida Elementary school.


Emily McBride photos – the Lima News

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Elementary students at Temple Christian sing “God Bless the USA” to family and friends attending Thursday’s Veterans Day Program.


Emily McBride photos – the Lima News

Students at Heritage Elementary stand for the Pledge of Allegiance during the school’s annual Veterans Day program Thursday.

Courtney Gaiter, who is a member of the Ohio Memorial Chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen and a veteran of the US Army, talks to students at Heritage Elementary on Thursday about how proud he is to be an American.

Timothy P Casey points to his name on the Veterans Freedom Flag Monument wall Thursday at the Veterans Day celebration that took place on Buckey Road.

Students at Temple Christian recite the Pledge of Allegiance Thursday afternoon during the school’s Veterans Day Program.

LTC George Kloppenburg reads an excerpt from President Kennedy’s Veterans Day speech Thursday morning at the largest free-standing flag in the United States during a ceremony.

Tom Martin (Left) and Steve Montgomery (Right) retrieve the colors after a Veterans Day recognition ceremony Thursday morning held at Elida Elementary school.

Elementary students at Temple Christian sing “God Bless the USA” to family and friends attending Thursday’s Veterans Day Program.

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Students at Heritage Elementary stand for the Pledge of Allegiance during the school’s annual Veterans Day program Thursday.

https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2021/11/web1_031A6696.jpgStudents at Heritage Elementary stand for the Pledge of Allegiance during the school’s annual Veterans Day program Thursday. Emily McBride photos – the Lima News

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Courtney Gaiter, who is a member of the Ohio Memorial Chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen and a veteran of the US Army, talks to students at Heritage Elementary on Thursday about how proud he is to be an American.

https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2021/11/web1_031A6715.jpgCourtney Gaiter, who is a member of the Ohio Memorial Chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen and a veteran of the US Army, talks to students at Heritage Elementary on Thursday about how proud he is to be an American. Emily McBride photos – the Lima News

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Timothy P Casey points to his name on the Veterans Freedom Flag Monument wall Thursday at the Veterans Day celebration that took place on Buckey Road.

https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2021/11/web1_031A6751.jpgTimothy P Casey points to his name on the Veterans Freedom Flag Monument wall Thursday at the Veterans Day celebration that took place on Buckey Road. Emily McBride photos – the Lima News

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Students at Temple Christian recite the Pledge of Allegiance Thursday afternoon during the school’s Veterans Day Program.

https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2021/11/web1_031A6796.jpgStudents at Temple Christian recite the Pledge of Allegiance Thursday afternoon during the school’s Veterans Day Program. Emily McBride photos – the Lima News

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LTC George Kloppenburg reads an excerpt from President Kennedy’s Veterans Day speech Thursday morning at the largest free-standing flag in the United States during a ceremony.

https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2021/11/web1_031A6759.jpgLTC George Kloppenburg reads an excerpt from President Kennedy’s Veterans Day speech Thursday morning at the largest free-standing flag in the United States during a ceremony. Emily McBride photos – the Lima News

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Tom Martin (Left) and Steve Montgomery (Right) retrieve the colors after a Veterans Day recognition ceremony Thursday morning held at Elida Elementary school.

https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2021/11/web1_031A6670.jpgTom Martin (Left) and Steve Montgomery (Right) retrieve the colors after a Veterans Day recognition ceremony Thursday morning held at Elida Elementary school. Emily McBride photos – the Lima News

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Elementary students at Temple Christian sing “God Bless the USA” to family and friends attending Thursday’s Veterans Day Program.

https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2021/11/web1_031A6837.jpgElementary students at Temple Christian sing “God Bless the USA” to family and friends attending Thursday’s Veterans Day Program. Emily McBride photos – the Lima News