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VIDEO: Veterans Day program at Washington Park

Peru Veterans Memorial Group.NewsTribune photo/Jeff Dankert
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Peru Veterans Memorial Group.
NewsTribune photo/Jeff Dankert

Pearl Harbor Day tradition
Peru Veterans Memorial Group will hold its Pearl Harbor Day parade and memorial service Saturday, Dec. 7, on Water Street on the riverfront in Peru. Veterans will begin assembling at 10:30 a.m. between Pike and Putnam streets and march at 11:30 a.m. west to South Shore Boat Club for an observance.
Jeff Dankert
NewsTribune Reporter

Two large groups of elementary students attended a Veterans Day ceremony Monday at Washington Park, Peru.

Students from nearby Washington School and from Dimmick school north of Peru attended the 15-minute observance by Peru Veterans Memorial Group.

Veterans group member Jack Landgraf delivered a benediction and a history of Veterans Day, which observes the cease-fire of 1918 and end to World War I.
“Think about your grandparents and great-grandparents that lived in that period of time,” he said.

Veterans group member Bob Ankiewicz read a list of Peru veterans who died this year, including Korean War veteran Robert Pezanoski, who died Oct. 30. Pezanoski’s wife, Catherine, attended Monday’s ceremony.

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