VIDEO: Millville Honors Veterans at Annual CeremonyPosted:
MILLVILLE - Millville Senior High School got a head start on their Veterans Day festivities, with their 5th Annual Veterans Day ceremony.
It was all pomp and patriotism earlier today, as the ceremony honored local veterans who have so bravely fought for our country. The celebration included the unveiling of a recently restored Vietnam War era ambulance, as well as speeches from several local dignitaries and veterans.
"What Veteran's Day is all about is thanking people who are willing to sacrifice everything, who are willing to lay their life down for them, and really protect the freedoms of this country," said Assemblyman Bob Andrzejczak.
Marine Master Sgt. Michael Schenck spoke to the students about the Eagle Globe Anchor, which is a symbol of the United States Marine Corps.
"This is a symbol of the United State Marine Corps, that's appropriate because today is the 240th birthday of the Marine Corps," said Schenck. "I'll tell you guys the punch line up front: this didn't originally belong to me. This belonged to a Marine in my command that was killed in Iraq in 2004. The details of his death and even him as an individual will become fuzzier and fuzzier over time. But I took this to serve as a constant reminder of how deadly serious this business is."
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