Veterans Day tributes
Veterans Day was observed throughout the area on Wednesday, November 11. During a program at Living Waters Church in Alexandria, Vicki Berberich, a veteran of Operation Desert Storm, talked about why she joined the Marines, as well as the importance of honoring veterans for their service. At Voyager Elementary School in Alexandria, Lydia Perry was one of several 6th graders who read about freedom and sacrifice during a short program in the school gymnasium. The event also included a presentation of colors, musical numbers and a trumpet rendition of Taps. The event at the school is held annually to bring awareness to the students and to foster respect for war veterans.