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Demystifying Veterans’ Day

November 12, 2010

PUNXSUTAWNEY — A Veterans’ Day ceremony was held by VFW Post 2076, American Legion Post 62 and Punxsutawney Ladies’ 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: “What is Veterans’ Day?”

“I’ll venture to say if we go down the street and ask 10 people, ‘What does Veterans’ Day really mean,’ I’ll bet there would be nine people who’d say, ‘I really don’t know,’” Sunderland said.

The soldier — not the hippie — defined a generation

November 12, 2010

BIG RUN — 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 9044’s annual Veterans’ Day observance Thursday.

Hales said Woodstock was a division — not a definition — 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,
“Other young people were serving their nation, consistent with loyalty, humanity and honor” in Vietnam.

Joy Burke’s not a nurse, but still provides care

November 12, 2010

Each year, five women are chosen by the Punxsutawney Career Women’s Club for Career Women’s 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.

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