Warm Wishes On A Cold Veterans Day
KSAL Staff - Sun 12:14 PM 11/11/2012
Retired Army First Sgt. Bob Wickwire told KSAL News “they don’t cancel a war because of cold weather, and we aren’t canceling this ceremony for cold weather either”.
A small crowd gathered in Salina Sunday morning, braving a cold wind to honor veterans.
Salinans gathered at the War Memorial in Sunset Park at 11:00 Sunday morning, the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month, to honor all veterans.
The temperature was 31 degrees, with a brisk north wind making in feel like 19 degrees.
Retired Army First Sgt. Bob Wickwire, the Commander of Salina VFW Post 1432 spoke.
Sgt. Wickmire told KSAL News “they don’t cancel a war because of cold weather, and we aren’t canceling this ceremony for cold weather either”. Wickwire thanked all veterans for their service, and extended to them a “welcome home.”
The event ended with a 21-gun salute, and the playing of taps.
Veteran's day has special significance in Salina with the proximity of Fort Riley, and with the nearby Great Plains Joint Regional Training Center.