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Congressman Honoring Vets in the Four-State Area

"We salute all veterans, not just those who are dead but living and who have just passed away," said Marilyn Hembrock of American Legion Auxiliary. "It's a time to honor those who gave their all to our country, and who gave their best to our country."

WHAG NEWS – During this day to honor those who've served our country, one local congressman was in Washington County and the Eastern Panhandle celebrating Veteran's Day.

It was a day of coming together in Washington County as Congressman John Delaney came to commemorate those who served and gave their lives for our country at the Veteran's Day commemoration in Hagerstown.

"This day as all Americans know is the 11th day of the 11th month we come together as a country to honor and remember our veterans," said Congressman Delaney – Maryland 6th District. "It was a privilege for me to participate in the ceremony. There were many great veterans here today."

Delaney was joined by local officials and vets from our area. There were salutes and prayers from the dignitaries, including a special wreath laying ceremony.

"We salute all veterans, not just those who are dead but living and who have just passed away," said Marilyn Hembrock of American Legion Auxiliary. "It's a time to honor those who gave their all to our country, and who gave their best to our country." 

"Many people have died in many wars. We celebrate this day for fallen veterans, and it's just special in my heart," said Kevin Poole, Vietnam War ERA Vet.

Delaney then went to Martinsburg to visit the staff and vets at the VA Medical Center. The congressman was there to let them know when he's on the congress floor. He’s working for the men and women who served our country.  

"We made a promise to the men and women who served this country," said Delaney. "They would have the benefits of good medical  care  for the rest of their lives, so being here doing what I can  support, understanding what issues, that the care providers have, that myself as a member of congress can hopefully make a difference." 

"It's a delight to have Congressman Delaney come out and visit our medical center," said Tim Cooke, acting director of VA Medical Center. "It's great to have a lot of the public come out and visit, Veterans' Day it being a special day; we have had hundreds of people visiting the facility."

The Washington County Veterans Day ceremony was sponsored by the Morris Frock Unit # 42, American Legion Auxiliary. 

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