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Montereau Honors Its Veterans

Dozens of Montereau’s military veterans and their spouses gathered together on Veterans Day to be honored and to pay tribute to all Veterans during a series of celebrations that began with breakfast. Many were dressed in red, white and blue, and some in their original uniforms, for the annual event. Camaraderie, speeches, prayer and song were all part of the celebration of freedom. It was a blustery day, so events planned to take place in Montereau’s “Freedom Circle” were moved indoors.

The Freedom Circle includes a marble monument, fountain, engraved bricks and a Wall of Honor. The names of more than 200 Veterans who live, or have lived, at Montereau are engraved on the Wall of Honor.

KTUL-TV reporter, Burt Mummolo, covered the events for Channel 8. Bob Heatley, who served as Platoon Sergeant of a five-tank Platoon during WWII, represented Montereau’s Veterans in the story. Click on the link below to see the video.

Special thanks to Julius Stevak who chaired the Residents Veterans Day Committee and to the children of Jarman Elementary School who sang patriotic songs.

http://www.ktul.com/story/27359838/living-through-fury-finding-peace

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