Scouts, band honor veterans in Hillman

The VFW members were honored with the Hillman Band, pictured above, playing the National Anthem.
Scouts, pictured from left to right, are Helana Burns, Junie Cordes, Zoey Claton, Matthew Burns of Boy Scouts Troup 78 of Alpena, and Anna Beauvais, Girl Scouts Troop 4810 of Hillman.

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The Hillman VFW Post 2356 was honored this Veterans Day with a few awesome additions. In the presentation part of the program, the Girl Scouts Troop 4810 presented the veterans with cards that they made. The program opened with the Pledge of Allegiance and Pastor Manley with prayer, followed by the Chaplain for the Post and Auxiliary with prayer. Girl Scout Junie Cordes gave an awesome reading, “What Is A Veteran?” “A veteran is someone who, at one point, wrote a blank check made payable to ‘The United States of America’ for an amount of ‘up to and including their life,” she read. Thank you, veterans for your service. Russell Dice also presented a reading of what Veterans Day is about and what the Poppy means: “The red is for the blood of those that gave their lives, the black is for the mourning of those that lost loved ones that did not return home, and when wearing the poppy, the green should always be at the 11 o’clock hour, representing the 11th month at the 11th hour.

The VFW members were also honored with the Hillman Band, pictured above, playing the National Anthem, and a lady from Hillman playing Taps.


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