Photo Essay: Day – American Legion Post 8 Remembers Veterans Day
by Larry Janezich
Posted November 11, 2021
Veterans Day honors military veterans who served in the US Armed Forces. It is always on November 11 – and marks the end of World War I on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918. American Legion Post 8, at 3rd and D Streets, SE, commemorates the day with a ceremony in Folger Park on Capitol Hill.
Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen paid tribute to those who served and who pass their morals and values on to the community and instill in young people – like the Boy Scouts who help with the ceremony – the knowledge of what service means.
C. Dixon Osburn, Executive Director of the Servicemenbers Legal Defense Network delivered the Veterans Day Address and asked the audience to reflect on the meaning of inclusion in the Armed Forces on the 10th anniversary of the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” Osburn said, “When barriers drop, extraordinary individuals emerge to make our nation a better place…that’s what it means to be an American.”