The annual Orange Veteran’s Day ceremony took place at High Plains Community Center on Wednesday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m.
Many of the town’s veterans attended the event, emceed by Vicky Grande, which was highlighted by the presence of the Orange Police Department Honor Guard and a beautiful rendition of the National Anthem performed by three fine young choir singers from West Haven High School.
First Selectman Jim Zeoli read the names of every veteran in attendance.
Legion Auxiliary president AnnaMay Geipel-Pieger laid a wreath crafted by Margie Cronin, 89. Cronin, a long-time auxiliary member has been making the wreath for this occasion for more than a decade, and she is not showing any signs of slowing down.
The ceremony was brief (and dry) inside the Community Center. And moments after it’s conclusion, the sun broke through the clouds and illuminated the Veteran’s Walkway outside. The Auxiliary wreath was brought outside and placed at the flagpole where it belongs.
Ron Davis video taped the entire ceremony for OGAT. You will be able to find it on the “on demand” site soon.
(Orange Live will provide its own clips as soon as they are edited)