I had the honor of attending the Memorial Day event at the Veterans Memorial, and I must say it was an incredible sight to see the overwhelming support and participation from our community members. The event was a true testament to the deep respect and gratitude we hold for our brave veterans and their selfless sacrifices. I am immensely grateful to the Veteran Memorial Committee, and our City staff for their unwavering dedication and planning in organizing such a memorable event. Later on, I went to the luncheon at College Park American Legion Post 217, where I had the honor of giving awards to the winners of the essay contest “What patriotism means to me?”

[Photo credit: Normand A. Bernache]