Last Thursday was Veterans Day and the Malden American Legion Post 69 celebrated with an outside service in full military form, complete with Honor Guard. The Post recognized the importance of supporting those brave men and women who gallantly served our country past and present. Mayor Gary Christenson and other local elected officials were in attendance, as well as the boys and girls scout troops of Malden.
US Navy veteran and Commander Barry Donavan addressed the large crowd in attendance, and US Army veteran George Sahady was the Master of Ceremonies. Korea US Army veteran Connie Murphy was recognized for his lifetime service to the post as Chaplain and his commitment to the country. Mayor Christenson spoke on the upcoming plans for Memorial Day and the new monument dedication; and Arthur Kahn from the Malden Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Chapter also added to the program.
Following the program, all were invited inside the Post for refreshments and the official cutting of the US Marine Corps birthday cake, celebrating 246 years of service with honor to our nation.