VFW celebrates Veterans Day

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Attendees at the Superior VFW Post 3584’s annual Veterans Day service look over the Wall of Honor. (Mila Besich Lira photo)


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The VFW Post in Superior hosted their annual Veterans Day ceremony and luncheon on Monday. The annual event included the remembrance of the veterans from Superior who died in service, the presentation of the wreaths and also the POW/MIA table.

Commander Art Reyna opened the ceremony and introduced Mike Urquijo who remained as the Master of Ceremonies. Urquijo thanked all of the members for assisting with the event and introduced the three guest speakers that were chosen for the event. Guest speakers were Mila Besich Lira, Superior Town Councilmember, Patrick O’Donnell, Superintendent, Superior Unified School District, and Chris Naggy with the Superior Fire Department.

Besich Lira spoke about the sacrifices made by the service members and their families. She spoke of how in a moment’s notice a service members life can change. O’Donnell spoke of how hard it often is to work away from those we love, but it is often the right thing to do. Naggy spoke of volunteerism and how the VFW has been instrumental in fighting for veterans. Naggy encouraged everyone to continue to volunteer in their community. He spoke of war times when volunteers were necessary for the success of the battle.

Frank Rabago sang the Star Spangled Banner and to end the ceremony he sang Wind Beneath My Wings. Between the song and the heartwarming speeches there was not a dry eye in the room. Everyone in attendance took time to remember those who have served and continue to serve. Following the ceremony the VFW Ladies Auxiliary prepared a pot luck lunch for the veterans and guest of the ceremony.

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