Events honor our local veterans

SPOKE AT EVENT–U.S. Congressman Mike Bost was the distinguished speaker at this year’s Red Bud High School Veterans Day Assembly. *

Veterans Day was Nov. 11 and several ceremonies were held in the area to honor our veterans.

Red Bud High School held their ceremony, which was open to the public, on the afternoon of Nov. 10.

The featured speaker for the event was U.S. Congressman Mike Bost.

Bost, a veteran himself, served in the United States Marine Corps from 1979-82. He was trained as an electronic specialist and radar repairman and received an honorable discharge as a Corporal E-4.

He started off by giving a brief history about Armistice Day, which later became Veterans Day.

We’ve got to remember, especially at this time when so many of our countrymen are at odds with each other over things that, yes they’re important, but they’re not as nearly important as the freedom that these young men and women fought and died for. Folks, we need to remember.”

For more on the area Veterans Day ceremonies, please see this week’s print edition.