Veterans Day in Groveport (photos)

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Messenger photos by Rick Palsgrove
Members of American Legion Robert Dutro Post 486 raise the flag at the start of the Veterans Day ceremony held in Groveport’s Veterans Park on Nov. 11. 1st Sgt. Rick Compton, a Navy and Ohio Army National Guard veteran, delivered the address and told the crowd that military veterans often served in “places with different geography and different climates…places that were just not home.” He also told the story of Robert Dutro, a Groveport resident who at age 15 enlisted in the U.S. Marines and fought in World War I. Dutro was killed during intense fighting in the Aisne-Marne Offensive (also known as the Second Battle of the Marne) in Europe in July 1918.
Veterans salute the flag during the playing of the National Anthem during the Veterans Day ceremony in Groveport.
The Groveport Police Honor Guard stand at attention during the ceremony. They fired the three volley salute at the end of the ceremony.
Groveport Madison High School graduate, and now member of the Ohio University Marching Band, Katie Cordle played “Taps” to close the ceremony.
Terri Christensen sang an “Armed Forces Medley” featuring songs from each branch of America’s military services.

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