13 Nov Fairhaven Veterans Day event keeps memories of service alive
Photo by: John Slagle, Carroll County Times
“There were 12 names called out, and a bell rung 12 times Monday evening, honoring the veteran residents of Integrace Fairhaven, in Sykesville, who had died since the assisted living facility’s annual Veterans Day program last year.
“’It’s usually our biggest event of the year, we get the most participation,’ said event Chairwoman Ann Milne. ‘Everybody tells me they find it very moving.’
“Cooney said he likes attending the Veterans Day ceremony at Fairhaven every year, and choked up a bit when talking about those who had died.
“’They were good guys,’ he said. ‘I’m just happy, fortunate. In my experiences, in the war, I was lucky every step of the way. I got back without a scratch. I have some good memories and some bad memories. But the Lord decided to bring me back. That’s why I’m here.’”
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