Brockway, PA – We’re proud to know that Brockway students have kept the tradition of teaming up with the American Legion Post 95 to solemnly honor Veterans Day with a day-long event.
Each year for the past 93 years, the Brockway Elementary School hosts veterans for a brunch and some programs and then the ceremony moves to the Brockway Area Junior-Senior High School Auditorium where the Legion holds its Post Everlasting Ceremony.
This ceremony commits the names of area veterans who have passed away in the last year to their final post.
The names on a list are placed in a helmet and burned, then the Honor Guard does a 21-gun salute and plays “Taps” on a bugle.
During the ceremony, a Brockway senior delivers a speech honoring veterans and their service. At the event last week, Cecilia Manno spoke about the struggle veterans face returning home from war and related her great-grandfather’s experiences in World War II.
Post 95’s new commander, Bill Sabatose, feels that the school district’s support of Veterans Day is important to the community.
Pics: Robert Siple and Joe Delio commit fallen veterans’ names to the Post Everlasting. Cecilia Manno delivers the keynote address.