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With prayer, song and food, Howard County gave thanks to its veterans Monday.
This year's Veteran's Day Ceremony â€” co-hosted by Howard College and the local VA Medical Center at Dorothy Garrett Coliseum â€” provided a solemn and sincere forum for Howard County residents to say thanks to those who have served in the military.
â€śFrom Bunker Hill to Baghdad, we are their beneficiaries,â€ť ceremony emcee John Fisher said of the debt owed to our veterans.
VAMC Chief of Staff Dr. Raul Zambrano, the event's featured speaker, tried to put that debt into perspective.
â€śWe should all show the utmost respect to the men and women who offered themselves up to serve our country,â€ť Zambrano said. â€śAll veterans have given something to the community â€” and some have given all. We should be in awe at the debt owed to these remarkable veterans."