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WWI Cannon Site Of Vets Day Ceremony

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Posted: November 12, 2013

Army veterans Chris Rexrode of Broadway (left), who served from 1952 to 2002, and Erick Cook of Harrisonburg, who served from 1985 to 1992, erect flags before a Veterans Day service at Woodbine Cemetery in Harrisonburg on Monday morning. During the brief ceremony, wreathes and red, white and blue flowers were laid at the foot of veterans’ markers. (Photo by Nikki Fox)
VFW Post 632 Commander Mike Nicolas speaks at the annual Veterans Day service at the World War I cannon at West Grace and South High streets.

HARRISONBURG — Until about two weeks ago, Bob Shomo, a 1965 Harrisonburg High School graduate, had no idea the World War I cannon that sits near his former school could fire.

 

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