Saluting all veterans, past and present

Nick Woodward has been conducting Veterans Day services for the past 35 years. On Saturday, Nov. 11, he presided over the ceremony in Amenia. His grandchildren, Jayde Brinson, 5, and her brother, Kayden, 9, were there to watch and to pay tribute to local veterans. Photo by Whitney Joseph

AMENIA — The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month arrived bright and sunny, albeit cold, and the crisp air made for a welcoming Veterans Day ceremony at Fountain Square in Amenia.

Roughly 50 or so were in attendance, many bringing their children and others their elders.

The Amenia Youth Theatre sang both “America the Beautiful” and “The Star-Spangled Banner” Local leaders spoke, along with veterans from VFW Post 5444 in Dover.

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