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Lessons in service: Schools, organizations honor military during various Veterans Day ceremonies Nov. 11

Jamie Anton, The Post

North Royalton, November 11, 2019
Tags: Veterans
The home of the free because of the brave.

This was the underlying theme of the various Veterans Day ceremonies hosted at schools, churches and organizations throughout the city, that stopped to observe the national holiday, Nov. 11, by recognizing the service of military men and women past and present.

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Over at the North Royalton Family YMCA, several dignitaries gathered to unveil a unique piece of artwork created and donated by Joe Burdick, owner of Burdick Custom Flags.

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U.S. Congressman Anthony Gonzalez said he appreciates the display, in fact, he has one in his Washington D.C. and Strongsville offices. He called it significant, not only depicting the sacrifices of veterans and their service but also because of how Burdick crafts the artwork from distressed wood, representing the stresses many veterans still endure. It’s a reminder to him to continue to serve these men and women.

“I know my responsibility is to always serve you who have served us,” Gonzalez shared.

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