This past Sunday, November 11th, the City of Everett gathered at the Connolly Center, in observance of Veterans Day, to honor and remember those who served in our armed forces. The annual service was attended by numerous local veterans and their families, as well as City and State officials.
Speakers, including Everett High School student, Hantzley Audate, and Everett resident Megan Thompson, addressed the audience and expressed their gratitude and appreciation for our Veteran community. Audate touched upon the themes of liberty and freedom, for which today’s younger generation of Americans are so grateful. Thompson shared her father’s story: a Vietnam Veteran and a Congressional Medal of Honor recipient, who after saving the lives of his brothers-in-arms from an exploding grenade, returned home and continued to dedicate himself to Veterans causes.
The Everett High School marching band saluted each branch of the armed forces with rousing renditions of each branch’s military hymn. The ceremony concluded with the traditional bell ringing at the eleventh hour.