Community members celebrate Veteran’s Day in Worcester County

OCEAN PINES, Md. – Community members braved the cold this morning to honor our local veterans.

The Veteran’s Day Ceremony organized by Worcester County’s Veterans Memorial Board of Directors is a chance to recognize veterans who fought in wars like the Vietnam War.

The guest speaker at the event, Captain Jeff Lock of the United States Navy, talked about the importance of Veteran’s Day and his mission as Commander of the Surface Combat Systems Center at Wallops Island.

Event organizers said the ceremony was also a chance to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War.

“This year is especially important,” said the Worcester County Veterans Memorial Foundation President, Marie Gilmore.

“It is the 100th Anniversary of the armistice that ended World War I, so we’re trying to remember that, to remember all those who have made the ultimate sacrifice,” said Gilmore.

Yesterday, some flags hung in recognition of the United States Marine Corps, which celebrated 243 years of service.

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