Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 648 presented colors at an annual Veterans Day program Nov. 11 at the Eastern Shore (Md.) Veterans Cemetery. The ceremony included a recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance, an invocation by the Rev. Denzil Cheek and a reading of Gov. Larry Hogan’s proclamation of Veterans Day.
“Like the generations of patriots before them, these few shoulder the burdens of many,” Rippon added. “They serve because they know it is necessary for the greater good. There should be no doubt that without the sacrifice of our veterans, without their love and dedication of spirit, tyranny and evil will prevail.”