PUNXSUTAWNEY â A Veteransâ Day ceremony was held by VFW Post 2076, American Legion Post 62 and Punxsutawney Ladiesâ Auxiliary at First Baptist Church, Thursday.
Guest speaker Ira Sunderland, a Korean War veteran and past county commissioner, addressed the audience with the simple question of: âWhat is Veteransâ Day?â
âIâll venture to say if we go down the street and ask 10 people, âWhat does Veteransâ Day really mean,â Iâll bet there would be nine people whoâd say, âI really donât know,ââ Sunderland said.
BIG RUN â If you think Woodstock defined a generation, think again, according to Marine Capt. James H. Hales Jr. (Ret.), who was the guest speaker during VFW Post 9044âs annual Veteransâ Day observance Thursday.
Hales said Woodstock was a division â not a definition â of a generation. While young people were singing, swaying, using illicit drugs and making love in the rolling hills of New York State, the same day,
âOther young people were serving their nation, consistent with loyalty, humanity and honorâ in Vietnam.
Each year, five women are chosen by the Punxsutawney Career Womenâs Club for Career Womenâs Week, which this year runs through Nov. 13. The criteria used for choosing these women are based not only on their professional efforts, but also on the contributions they have made to community and family.