White Lake celebrated Veterans Day on Sunday afternoon at the White Lake Cemetery. The White Lake Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4156 (VFW) conducted the ceremonies to acknowledge the heroes who have given so much for so many. The VFW Color Guard lead by post commander Scott Gloger marched into the cemetery. Commander Gloger led the crowd with the “Pledge of Allegiance” under sunny skies followed by the opening prayer.
White Lake Township Supervisor Greg Baroni welcomed all the attendees. He spoke of the sacrifices made by all veterans and had the crowd observe a moment of silence. Members of the Walled Lake Northern Girls Choir sang the National Anthem and God Bless America. Barb Sauerwald from the Daughters of the American Revolution placed a memorial wreath at the base of the flag pole.
Mr. Baroni introduced all the veterans who were present to the applause of the enthusiastic crowd. Shirley Brendel, U.S. Air Force, David Brendel, U.S. Army, Buck Frederickson, U.S. Air Force, Bill Sweeney, U.S. Navy, Officer Ron Rogowicz, were among the veterans in attendance.
VFW members Glen Warner, Sam Poel, Victor Lutzky, John Bond, Bill Bartlett, Joe Grinko, Darrell Poole and Gary Woodington were acknowledged for their outstanding service. White Lake Police Chief Ed Harris and Fire Chief Tony Maltese shook hands with the veterans and thanked them for the sacrifices they have made so we can live in the greatest country in the world.