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Armistice remembered, Veteran of the Year named at American Legion

November 14, 2018

Ceremonies took place throughout the county, the state and the nation on Sunday, honoring both the centenary of the World War I armistice and the service men and women, past and present, who have served in the armed forces.

Following a solemn salute to WWI soldiers at the exact moment the armistice was reached at 11 a.m., the Edwin H. Ewing American Legion Post No. 76 Honor Guard, members of the American Legion Auxiliary, local veterans and military families gathered at the American Legion Post No. 76 building on James Street for the annual Veterans Day ceremony and naming of the Veteran of the Year.

Veteran of the year

Michelle Hemmer, president of the Mason County Allied Veterans Council, presented the Veteran of the Year award to Jeremy Verstrat of Custer.

“He is proud to be part of this community, was raised here in Mason County, went to Mason County Eastern High School, joined the Navy, became a submariner and eventually chose to settle back in this area with his family,” Hemmer said of Verstrat. “We are so grateful that he is part of this community.”

Read the full story in Tuesday’s Ludington Daily News print and e-Edition.

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