WENY News - Veterans honored at Woodlawn National Cemetery

Veterans honored at Woodlawn National Cemetery

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     ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) -- In honor of Veterans Day, ceremonies were being held all over the Twin Tiers, including a ceremony at Woodlawn National Cemetery.

     The ceremony consisted of a twenty-one-gun salute, keynote speakers, the playing of echo-taps and the placement of a memorial wreath.

     Each year the event salutes all local veterans, both past and present.

     Residents come to the ceremony to remember and honor the men and women who fought for our country. 

     "We have a lot to be grateful for in this country," said Chemung County Executive, Thomas Santulli. "These veterans, they're the people that made it possible. They're the ones who fought and served and many gave their lives so that we can enjoy this. So we should honor these veterans everyday. We live in a very complicated world right now. There's a lot going on and we depend upon them to keep our freedom."

     The service was sponsored by the city of Elmira and held by the Chemung County Veterans Council.

     The cemetery sees two services like this every year, the other one taking place on memorial day. 

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