VETS HONORED AT SENIOR CENTER - 5th Annual Celebration


Vets families and friends crowd Senior Center

The room was filled with veteran's from the broad spectrum of wars, World War II through Vietnam, but soon to include the more current conflicts.

The Calhoun Senior Center held their 5th annual Veteran's Day Celebration and Tuesday evening, led by special speaker John Oshoway.

John Oshoway was the keynote speaker

CCCOA Director Mike Ritchie welcomed the vets and their families, reminding them of the center's "Last Man's Club," which is currently focused on veterans of World War II.

Mike Ritchie reminds vets of Calhoun's "Last Man's Club"

Certificates of Appreciation were presented by Ritchie and his assistant Brenda McBride, with special music provided by Von Yoak and Calvin Wilson. John Oshoway also displayed his musical talent.

The Color Guard was provided by the VFW from Spencer.

Calvin Wilson looks at books of vets collected
and maintained by Norma Knotts Shaffer

Two women vets in attendance, Sgt. Loretta Cheney, Medical Corp Nurse, El Paso Texas (1945) and Grantsville resident Sp/4 Carolyn Carney Mullen, Supply and Mail Clerk (1962-65)

The Whytsell Brothers: Woodrow (left) and Victor (right)
both served in WWII

The local center has a "Wall of Service" honoring veterans

These "old soldiers" are sharing some memories