SHARPSBURG -- Antietam Unit 236 of the American Legion Auxiliary on Tuesday hosted a Veterans Day ceremony in the Sharpsburg Town Square.
Members of the Honor Guard from the 167th Airlift Wing from the West Virginia Air National Guard began the service with the presentation of colors.
Junior Unit Member Miss Poppy Julia Snyder then led the Pledge of Allegiance followed by Unit member soloist Carmen Griffith singing the "The Star-Spangled Banner."
Upon retirement of colors by the Honor Guard, Unit Chaplain AnnaLee Burker offered the invocation. Park Ranger Keith Snyder of Antietam National Battlefield gave a talk on the history of Veterans Day. Emcee for the day, Americanism Chairperson Ava Gift, invited all veterans in attendance to gather in a line and the Boonsboro High School chorus, under the direction of Paula Boyd, sang "The Armed Forces Salute" as the veterans stepped forward as their service song was sung, receiving applause by those in attendance.