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VFW Memorial Post 20 honor veterans at NE war memorial

Show­ing re­spect: Mem­bers of Vet­er­ans of For­eign Wars Me­mori­al Post 20 con­duc­ted a ce­re­mony at the war me­mori­al on the Ab­ra­ham Lin­coln High School cam­pus on Sunday. TOM WAR­ING / TIMES PHOTO

Mem­bers of Vet­er­ans of For­eign Wars Me­mori­al Post 20 on Sunday morn­ing con­duc­ted a ce­re­mony on the eve of Vet­er­ans Day at the long­stand­ing war me­mori­al on the Ab­ra­ham Lin­coln High School cam­pus.

The me­mori­al was ded­ic­ated in 1951 in hon­or of all Amer­ic­ans who fought in pri­or wars.

The words on it read, “Ded­ic­ated by this com­munity to all those who served their coun­try so gal­lantly in all wars.”

The 12-ton monu­ment stands along the Ry­an Av­en­ue por­tion of Lin­coln’s cam­pus. After a 2012 re-ded­ic­a­tion, it now also hon­ors all those who died in wars in Korea, Vi­et­nam, the Per­sian Gulf, Ir­aq and Afgh­anistan.

On Sunday, the struc­ture was com­ple­men­ted by Amer­ic­an flags; a Pris­on­er of War/Miss­ing in Ac­tion flag; flags rep­res­ent­ing the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Mar­ine Corps and Coast Guard; and red, white and blue wreaths.

Each Post 20 mem­ber sa­luted the monu­ment. The day also in­cluded pray­er and an Amer­ic­an flag-rais­ing ce­re­mony.

VFW Me­mori­al Post 20, foun­ded in 1906, is the old­est in Phil­adelphia. ••

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