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November 11, 2013

Veterans honored by students, community at annual Veterans Day program

DUNCAN — Area fifth graders from numerous Duncan schools and even Comanche and Walters attended the annual Veterans Day program held at Memorial Park in Duncan today.

Veterans with the VFW, DAV and American Legion posts joined together for the ceremony — along with members representing as the Honor and Color Guard units.

After the program, the veterans visited with each other and many made new friends.

Jeff Meacham was there with his son, Zachary, 19, and nephew, Joshua Harris, 20. Jeff served in Desert Storm and Gulf War while he was in the United States Navy. His son joined the U.S. Marine Corps Nov. 26, 2012, and was in full dress uniform. Harris is in the Navy. They visited with veterans Grant Hudson and Larry Hull, who served in the Vietnam war.

Hudson is former post commander  (2011) of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1192. He served three tours (Saudi Arabia, Desert Storm and Iraq).

Among the many veterans who participated was Charles "Chuck" Standridge, a World War II veteran. He participated with the honor guard. The Veterans Day program has been held since the mid-1990s. Veterans Day was originally known as Armistice Day, which reflected the peace treaties signed to end World War I. Since then, there have been multiple wars, so the name was eventually changed to recognize and honor all veterans who have served.

See Tuesday’s Banner for a story and photos from today’s event.

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