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Legion holds annual Veterans Day Banquet

November 15, 2010

Victor Straub was the master of ceremonies at the St. Marys American Legion's annual Veterans Day Banquet on Saturday evening. Photo by Becky Polaski.

St. Marys American Legion Post 103 held its annual Veterans Day Banquet on Saturday evening at the Bavarian Hills in St. Marys.
Victor Straub, Legion member and master of ceremonies, informed the sizable crowd of attendees that this year marked the organization's 64th annual banquet.
One of the first items on the evening's agenda was a ceremony to honor all of the prisoners of war and those missing in action.
"It is a special service that is recommended before every Veterans Day function," Straub said. "It is a very impressive service."
Straub called attendees' attention to a small table adorned with a white tablecloth located in the right-hand corner of the room. The table contained a number of symbolic features, all related to the fate of those listed as a prisoner of war or missing in action, including a single rose in a vase that was also wrapped in a red ribbon, a small plate containing a slice of lemon and some salt, an inverted glass and a candle.
For more on this story see the Nov. 15 edition of The Daily Press.

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