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Westmont community celebrates Veterans Day

Published: Monday, Nov. 11, 2013 5:15 p.m. CDT • Updated: Monday, Nov. 11, 2013 5:16 p.m. CDT
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Frank Trout, commander of the Westmont American Legion Post 338, speaks during the Westmont Veterans Day observance at Ty Warner Park Monday. Mark Busch - mbusch@shawmedia.com
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Frank Trout, commander of the Westmont American Legion Post 338, speaks during the Westmont Veterans Day observance at Ty Warner Park Monday. Mark Busch - mbusch@shawmedia.com
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Navy veterans Harry Lesner (left) of Westmont and Tom Weiland of Darien share an umbrella as they listen to speakers during the Westmont Veterans Day observance at Ty Warner Park Monday. Mark Busch - mbusch@shawmedia.com
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Westmont Police and Fire Department personnel brave the rain as they listen to speakers during the Westmont Veterans Day observance at Ty Warner Park Monday. Mark Busch - mbusch@shawmedia.com
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Bill Wavak, a member of the Westmont VFW and a Navy World War II veteran, braves the rain as he listens to speakers during the Westmont Veterans Day observance at Ty Warner Park Monday. Mark Busch - mbusch@shawmedia.com

WESTMONT – Community members, veterans and village officials joined together for a Veterans Day Ceremony Monday.

The local American Legion Post 388 and the Westmont Park District hosted the ceremony at at Ty Warner Park.

Mayor Ron Gunter, who's worked with this ceremony for many years, said this was the first time he's spoken at the event.

"I am very honored and it is my privilege to thank and recognize our veterans," Gunter said.

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