U.S. Army Captain Nicholas Loudon of Brockway connected faces and names with the sacrifice made by past, present and deceased veterans as part of the annual St. Marys Area School District Veterans Day Program on Wednesday.
Area veterans were recognized for their service and sacrifice to our country as part of the annual Veterans Day Assembly Program held Wednesday afternoon at St. Marys Area High Schoolâ€™s Carpin Auditorium.
Students, faculty and staff from the high school and middle school gathered inside the auditorium to pay tribute to local veterans.
SMAHS Senior Mandy Gerarge acted as the eventâ€™s emcee. Following her introduction of the SMAHS band, which opened the program with a performance of â€śSilvercrest March,â€ť Gerarge reminded the audience of the purpose of Veterans Day.
At city council's most recent budget meeting, Tom Farley, St. Marys resident and former city councilman, addressed council members regarding a $1 million loan they recently approved for paving projects. Farley questioned whether council members would be able to lower the millage for the city's 2011 budget if they postponed the paving project.
Council members indicated they believe that many of the road issues need to be addressed now, or else their conditions will continue to deteriorate and it will end up costing more money to repair them in the future.