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Veterans Day Celebration 2013
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William Price, with the American Legion in Roseboro, stands by Staff Sergeant Robert Shelby during the Pledge of Allegiance. The program honored and united all the branches of the service as well as their family members.


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Col. Frederick Maxwell presents Walter Bryant of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7547 with a plaque commemorating his dedication and service to the Veterans Day program for numerous years.


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Walter Bryant, who has been played Taps for the annual Veterans Day Celebration for many years, reviews the honor that has been bestowed upon him.


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Each branch of the service presented a flag while veterans stood to be honored. From left to right: Willie Mitchell, (RET) Army; Renne Deramus, (RET) Coast Guard; Les Sousa, (RET) Marines; Johnathan Gardner, Air Force; and James Britt, Navy.


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Service members who are POWs or MIA are remembered by a special presentation explaining the significance of each item set on this table.


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Hobbton High School student Kaylan Dean Sinclair sang a rousing rendition of ‘God Bless the USA’ during the annual celebration.


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Randie Autry, a student at Roseboro-Salemburg Middle School, serenades the crowd with ‘America the Beautiful’ before the keynote speaker made his way to the podium.


 
 
 
 
 


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