TRR photo by David Hulse 

A WWI U.S. “Doughboy” Helmet rested atop a planted, bayonetted WWII rifle with a pair of Vietnam-era boots near the speaker’s podium at Veterans’ Day ceremonies in Eldred. The speaker, Eldred American Legion Commander Richard Vandevelde, right, and county VFW Commander Peter Carmeci are pictured.  

Veterans Day and a look back 100 years

ELDRED, NY — There were two stories at Highland’s Veterans Day ceremonies, one that was traditional and one that required some search.

Owner Ryan Thumann proudly holds the symbol of his patriotism and workmanship. Lightning is just
one of the many embellishments Thumann has added to the timeless design of the American flag.

Grain to Glory Flag Company

Veteran’s Day is a time to honor those who have fought for our freedom, a time to revere the memory of what they have done. What’s more, it is a time to show patriotic spirit alongside the brave men and women who are still fighting to preserve that freedom. In Beach Lake, PA, there’s a man who’s got a business doing just that, all year long.

TRR photo by David Hulse

Wayne voters who have not missed a November (general) election in 50 years were honored by county and state officials on July 26. Five of 12 named were on hand. Seated voters include Carole A. Grodack; left; Albert and Gineth Wildenstein; Dorothy Keast and David R. Edwards Jr. Standing are Gina Ehrhardt, representing state Rep. Mike Peifer; commissioners Joseph Adams, Brian Smith and Wendell Kay; Rep. Jonathan Fritz; Wayne elections-office director Cindy Furman; and Andrew Seder of Sen. Lisa Baker’s office. Honorees unable to attend include Gerald W. Atkinson, Anthony Bagnick, Sylvia Bailey, M. Irene Eisele, Lorna J. Fries, Jean Marie Tuman and Dale Percy Walker. All 12 received a commemorative refrigerator magnet from the county, certificates of recognition from the legislators, Gov. Tom Wolf and acting secretary of the commonwealth Robert Torres; and will have their names added to the PA Voter Hall of Fame in Harrisburg

For doing their civic duty

HONESDALE, PA — More times than not, when the county commissioners invite regular folks to receive honors, they accept them, say “thanks” and leave. While they are usually invited to comment, regular folks often appear intimidated by their surroundings and seldom do.


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