Veterans celebration at Aegis of Shoreline

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Jerry Pickard photographs the dinner guests
at Aegis of Shoreline veterans recognition

Text and photos by Jerry Pickard

On Friday November 10, 2017 Aegis of Shoreline held its 2nd Annual Veterans Day dinner and Veterans Recognition ceremony.

Colonel Bill Macully, left, was master of ceremonies
Brigadier General Ray Coffey stands behind him

Attended by 65 veterans and spouses, the master of ceremonies was Colonel Bill Macully

A bagpipe player started the event by playing "Amazing Grace". Six year old Symphony Ames sang the National Anthem.

Richard White, Earl Thompson and Raymond Coffey performed a Flag Folding Ceremony

After the Pledge of Allegiance, Richard White, Earl Thompson and Raymond Coffey performed a Flag Folding Ceremony

Veterans were recognized by their branch of service while the piper played that branch's song.

Bob Grasmick stands for the Army.

Bob Grasmic stood for the U.S. Army. WWII Army Air Force Pilot Dwight Stevens stood for the Air Force theme.

A ceremonial POW-MIA table was set.

The Ames family entertained during dinner.
Little Samantha Ames sang the national anthem.

The four course dinner started with a bowl of soup followed by a salad, then the main dish of either steak or salmon with fingerling potatoes and asparagus with a sauce. The dessert was cheesecake.

Susan Wexler of Aegis thanked the veterans for attending and for their service.


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