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Honoring veterans

PRESS PHOTOS BY DONNA GEWERTZ Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4714 Commander Larry Schlittler acts as master of ceremonies during a joint Veterans Day service Nov. 13 at the veterans plaza, 14th Street and Washington Avenue, Northampton. American Legion Post 353 and Catholic War Veterans Post 454 also participated in the program.
Joan Glover, of CWV Post 454, sings the national anthem during the ceremony.
State Rep. Zach Mako, R-183rd, addresses the crowd. Mako, who is a veteran himself, said there are 17.4 million veterans in the United States, which accounts for 5 percent of the country's population.
A joint rifle squad from VFW Post 4714, CWV Post 454 and American Legion Post 353 presents arms during the program.
The closing prayer for the Veterans Day service is provided by Carl Wunderler, chaplain of VFW Post 4714.