Veterans Day celebrations in honor of those who served
November 11, 2017
Sultan's All Veterans Memorial Wall in Sultan’s River Park. CLICK TO ENLARGE
(SULTAN, WA.) -- Throughout the northwest and the country today, tens of thousand of Veterans Day celebrations were held including one in the Sky Valley town of Sultan.
It's a major community event that's held every year at Sultan's All Veterans Memorial Wall in at the city's River Park, just a stone's throw from the Sultan River.
Hosted by the city of Sultan and Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post No. 2554, this year's celebration took place at 11 am Sat. Nov. 11th.
Washington State's 39th District Representative Carolyn Eslick (formerly Sultan’s mayor) was present at the ceremony as her first official public speaking engagement since being appointed to the legislature in September. Other speakers included VFW Post 2554 member Chuck McCollough, and former Sultan Mayor C.H. Rowe.
Coordinated by the Sultan Veterans Day Ceremony Committee, the event combines reverence for members of the U.S. Armed Forces with Sultan’s unique passion for community, offering performances by students and presentations by local elected officials, according to a statement issued by the city.
A reception followed at Sultan City Hall which included refreshments and a display of historic military memorabilia.
Veterans Day is a special holiday in America as honors and celebrates the service of all U.S. Military veterans and in that regard differs from Memorial Day, held at the end of May, which honors soldiers who died while serving their country.
Veterans Day is the day each year communities provide the opportunity for civilians to thank both past and present service members for the sacrifices made in the course of their service.