About 100 people turned out to honor those who've served the country on Sunday morning at borough hall.
Oceanport's Veterans Day ceremony on Sunday morning was short, sweet and poignant. Officials like Mayor Michael Mahon brought personal reflections to the day, honoring those who served the country, recalling memories of "the pictures of my father or yours, proudly standing in their uniforms." Celebrating veterans, said Mahon, "is an important pause in our busy lives." Councilman Tex Ibex, who served in Vietnam and noted that he is among less than one percent of the population, said of the country's veterans, "We are small in number but large in what we accomplished." Ibex added, "Remember them and appreciate them, that is our duty."
No matter the calendar date, it is a day of remembrance and thanks.
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Sunday is officially Veterans Day, a time to recognize and honor those who have served in our nation’s military. Have you thanked the veterans you know? This year, since Veterans Day falls on a weekend, it will be officially commemorated Monday, Nov. 12. The Treaty of Versailles, which ended World War I, took effect on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918. In 1919, President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed "November 11" as the first remembrance of the end of the Great War: "To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the …