“Our first annual Veteran’s Day event at Metron of Cedar Springs was a success!” said Olivia Flanders, Life Enrichment Director at Metron.
On hand was the Cedar Springs High School marching band to play the National Anthem, as the American Legion Color Guard rose and dedicated a new flag. The Color Guard also performed the folding of the flag as they read the meaning of the thirteen folds.
“Residents were able to join us around the flagpole in the sunshine for this ceremony,” said Flanders.
Following the flag ceremony, they gathered everyone in their dining room for special guest Raphael Trujillo, who spoke about a soldier’s oath of enlistment.
They also had a reading of the names of veterans at Metron. They include William Annable-Air Force, Kenneth Beardsley-Marine, Rex Morris-Army, Vander Merritt-Navy, and Therese Momber-Air Force and Navy Reserves.
To close the event Martin Zyla, a member of Senior Singalong, performed special music while punch and cookies were served.