Honoring those who Served

More than 80 veterans and their guests attended the 6th annual Veterans Day Appreciation Program and Dinner sponsored by all the churches of Willsboro and Reber. Capt. John Neagley of the U.S. Navy was one of the speakers. He is program manager of PMS EOD/Crew which is the Explosive Ordnance Disposal of Counter Radio Controlled Improvised Explosive Device (IED) Electronic Warfare which means he is responsible for developing systems that protect our Soldiers, Sailors and Marines from improvised explosive devices in Iraq and Afghanistan. John is stationed in Washington D.C., but has a home in Willsboro. Two Willsboro WWII veterans, Joe Bruno and Ed Collins, were interviewed by Ron Bruno and Charles Lustig about their WWII experiences. Richard Morgan sang "God Bless America" with Dot Hoke as the organist. This program was honored to have in attendance Evelyn Gay, a Gold Star Mother who lost her son, Charles Elbert Gay, during the Vietnam War. A photo display of many of the veterans in attendance was done by Linda Heintz. Pictured are, from left, Chas. Lustig, Ron Bruno, Joe Bruno, Ed Collins, Capt. John Neagley.

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