The city of Jamestown celebrated Veterans Day with multiple ceremonies Monday.
At the intersection of Third and Main streets, there was a ceremony at 11 a.m. that included the Jamestown Marching Band's rendition of the "Star Spangled Banner," a trumpeter playing "Taps" and a 21-gun salute. Residents gathered in the streets to watch the ceremony honoring veterans.
Following the ceremony, there was a church service at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 410 N. Main St The service began with the Ira Lou Spring American Legion Post 149 color guard's Posting of the Colors. Clyde Card, past commander of Post 149, addressed the attendees. He told the stories of many local veterans and discussed the importance of appreciating our freedom. Card said that one doesn't appreciate freedom until one sees people who do not have it.
A 21-gun salute in honor of veterans takes place in downtown Jamestown on Veterans Day. Pictured at left, a Jamestown Marching Band trumpeter plays “Taps” in memory of veterans.
P-J photos by Daniel Swanson
The service concluded with the Retirement of the Colors.
The Veterans Day commemoration continued to the Soldier's Circle at Lakeview Cemetery for the last ceremony.