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Veterans Day 2015 events

The local community gathers for Veterans Day events in Spokane and Idaho.


City of Hayden Veterans Day Ceremony

Kathy Plonka - The Spokesman-Review

Korean War Veteran Margaret Ogram salutes the flag during the singing of The National Anthem at the City of Hayden Veterans Day Ceremony in front of the PFC Robert J. Gordon Veterans Memorial Plaza at Hayden City Hall on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015.


Kathy Plonka - The Spokesman-Review

Hayden Meadows Bucket Drummers perform during the City of Hayden Veterans Day Ceremony in front of the PFC Robert J. Gordon Veterans Memorial Plaza at Hayden City Hall on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015.


Veterans Day program at Felts Field

Jesse Tinsley - The Spokesman-Review

Rear Admiral George Lotzenhiser, in uniform, listens to the humorous and serious stories by Harry Goedde during the Veterans Day program at Felts Field Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015. Lotzenhiser entered the Navy in 1942 and participated in the landing at Saipan. Through several stints in the Navy he earned the rank of Rear Admiral. Lotzenhiser is 92. “I’m working on my 93rd year,” he joked.


Jesse Tinsley - The Spokesman-Review

Harry Goedde, age 92, holds up a “cracker box” of K rations like he carried when he fought under General George S. Patton in the Battle of the Bulge while speaking to a crowd at Felts Field in Spokane Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015. He told the crowd gathered for the Veterans Day program that there was no dinner time or lunch time during the WWII battle. “You just ate when you had time,” he said.


Jesse Tinsley - The Spokesman-Review

Rear Admiral George Lotzenhiser, in uniform, listens to the humorous and serious stories by Harry Goedde during the Veterans Day program at Felts Field Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015. Lotzenhiser entered the Navy in 1942 and participated in the landing at Saipan. Through several stints in the Navy he earned the rank of Rear Admiral. He is 92. “I’m working on my 93rd years,” he said.


Jesse Tinsley - The Spokesman-Review

Harry Goedde, age 92, who fought under General George S. Patton in the Battle of the Bulge bows his head as he is given a standing ovation by the crowd at Felts Field in Spokane Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015. He spoke about the serious and humorous side of battle, telling the standing room only crowd that the day he got shot by a sniper was the happiest day of his life, because it meant he could go home.


Jesse Tinsley - The Spokesman-Review

Harry Goedde, age 92, right, who fought under General George S. Patton in the Battle of the Bulge, chats with former Northwest Airlines employee Gloria Fraser, left, who brought NWA memoriabilia to display at the Veterans Day event at Felts Field in Spokane Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015. Goedde spoke about the serious and humorous side of battle, telling the standing room only crowd that the day he got shot by a sniper was the happiest day of his life, because it meant he could go home.


Illuminating Courage dedication

Jesse Tinsley - The Spokesman-Review

At the dedication of the new memorial for post-9/11 military dead, called Illuminating Courage, flags are carried by military personnel. The memorial was dedicated Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015 outside the Spokane Arena.


Jesse Tinsley - The Spokesman-Review

At the dedication of the new memorial for post-9/11 military dead, those that helped create the project, called Illuminating Courage, are recongnized before a large crowd. The memorial was dedicated Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015.


Jesse Tinsley - The Spokesman-Review

At the dedication of the new memorial for post-9/11 military dead, the names of those killed in the military are inscribed on plaques inside the sculpture, called Illuminating Courage. The memorial was dedicated Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015.


Jesse Tinsley - The Spokesman-Review

At the dedication of the new memorial for post-9/11 military dead, called Illuminating Courage, a crowd, including Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, listens to speakers thanks the organizers and contributors while clergy spoke of the importance of the new site. The memorial was dedicated Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015 outside the Spokane Arena.


Jesse Tinsley - The Spokesman-Review

At the dedication of the new memorial for post-9/11 military dead, called Illuminating Courage, a pair of military helicopters fly overhead. The memorial was dedicated Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015 outside the Spokane Arena.


Jesse Tinsley - The Spokesman-Review

A granite legend sits near the new memorial for post-9/11 military dead, called Illuminating Courage, tells the of the origin of the project. It sits in Veterans Plaza outside the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena. The memorial was dedicated Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015.


Jesse Tinsley - The Spokesman-Review

At the dedication of the new memorial for post-9/11 military dead, called Illuminating Courage, banners with the faces and names of war dead surround Veterans Plaza. The memorial was dedicated Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015 outside the Spokane Arena.

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