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WP Recognizes Veterans Day with Travis Manion Ceremony

Emma Fetterolf
Jeffrey States and Eric Evans pose for a picture at the Travis Manion Veterans Day Ceremony.

The WP Travis Manion Club celebrated Veterans Day with a guest speaker and firemen this morning. The event began with the raising of the flag, and the chorus sang the national anthem.

Jim O’Farrel, US Navy veteran, was the speaker for the celebration. Mr. O’Farrell served in the Navy for 10 years, and spoke about how to honor our veterans and how to reach out to military members. “Your reputation is what people say about you when you are not in the room,” he said.

At the celebration Travis Manion Club honored children and spouses of the military, as well as staff who served. Travis Manion served in the Navy and was killed while deployed in Afghanistan, his motto was “If not me then who?”.

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    Kafantaris GeorgeNov 10, 2023 at 9:53 PM

    Let us remember this Veterans Day that we are still the beacon of hope for the world:
    Twelve score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth, on this continent, a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a national debate, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived, and so dedicated, can long endure. Soon we will decide our own fate. It is altogether fitting and proper that we do so for this is a testament to our liberty. But we cannot properly decide our fate without reflecting on the men and women who have gone before us — who have made our freedom to choose our destiny possible. Let us then be dedicated to the unfinished work that lies ahead. Let us take increased devotion to the cause for which our forefathers gave their full measure of devotion. And let us now highly resolve that they shall not have fought in vain—that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom, and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.