Continuing a proud annual tradition in Manchester Township, our hometown United States Service Members were honored during a moving Veterans Day ceremony at Town Hall on November 11, 2020.
The enormous sacrifices our Veterans and their families make was honored during Mayor Kenneth Palmer’s keynote speech. He remarked that, despite the turmoil in today’s political climate, including a tumultuous Presidential election season, our Veterans remain a constant source of pride for our Country and are to thank that free and fair elections may be held. Other elected officials attending the ceremony were Township Council Members Joan Brush and Robert Hudak.
Roger P. Grenier, chairman of Manchester Township’s Veterans Advisory Committee, offered opening remarks and presented commemorative pins to the Veterans in attendance. It was a moving morning of remembrances featuring performances from Cassidy Gobel. Bagpiper John Giblin provided music as the Manchester Township Police Honor Guard performed the Presentation of Colors. Rev. David Rittinger, Whiting Bible Church, offered the Invocation and Benediction, and Veterans in attendance were honored with plaques commemorating their decorated service presented by Geri Oliverie Hennicke of Oliverie Funeral Home.
On behalf of Mayor Palmer and the Township Council, thank you to everyone who attended and participated in creating such a memorable ceremony honoring our Veterans.
A special thank you goes to Manchester Recreation and our Veterans Advisory Committee for organizing this annual tradition. Mayor Palmer’s remarks may be viewed below.