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AMVETS, American Legion, VFW host honor roll ceremonies for Veterans Day

Patrick Varine

Michael Jackson of Export, a retired first lieutenant with the U.S. Army Special Forces, was quick to distinguish Veterans Day from its sibling holiday, Memorial Day.

“It’s about service today,” Jackson said at an early Veterans Day ceremony Saturday morning at the Frank Kapusta American Legion post in Export. “We have around the world, young men and women from the United States who are actively serving their country.”

Jackson was part of a group of veterans from the White Valley AMVETS Post 85, local American Legions and VFWs that joined to host about a half-dozen Veterans Day ceremonies in Murrysville, Export and Delmont.

“It’s for whoever has served,” said Post 85 Second Vice Commander Paul Foresman. “Whether they served at war or not, we just thank our veterans. Today we’re going to honor all of them, including those who have passed away, the MIAs and KIAs.”

Here are a few Veterans Day events happening Sunday in the region:

• In Leechburg, the Kiski Valley Community Band will present a free Veterans Day concert at 7 p.m. at the Leechburg Elks, 228 Market St. Admission is free. Use the side door.

• Also in Leechburg, First United Methodist Church will honor veterans at the 11 a.m. Sunday worship service at the church, 251 Main St. A luncheon will be served afterward in the social hall. Reservations were required for the luncheon.

• In Verona, the Oakmont, Verona and Plum Catholic Veterans Day Mass and breakfast will be at St. Joseph Church, Verona. Mass will be celebrated at 8:30 a.m. in the church and a pancake breakfast will be afterward in the St. Joseph School cafeteria, 825 Second St. Breakfast is free for veterans and $5 for non-veterans. Reservations were required.

Patrick Varine is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Patrick at 724-850-2862, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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