‘We are here, you are welcome’

Published: Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 12:27 PM.

The commissioner told of her father-in-law, a decorated World War II veteran, who received two Purple Hearts and a Silver Star during his service in Europe. She told of his book “The Lucky Infantryman,” which got its name because “he was lucky to have served and lucky to call himself a veteran.”

Jackel closed with a thank-you to all who have labored long hours to create and expand a rebuilt lighthouse, and to the Lambert family, and for everyone’s “wonderful display of the importance of family and love for each other and your community.”

Retired Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Mark Vail read the poem “My Name is Old Glory,” and the afternoon closed with more selections by the high school band.


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