MOUNT VERNON — Heroes.
On Memorial Day, heroes who fought for freedom and democracy are celebrated.
But for Bob Monette, a US Army veteran who served in Vietnam, heroes come in all shapes and sizes.
“We can never forget the sacrifice of our countrymen who made the ultimate sacrifice,” Monette said during a Memorial Day celebration in Mount Vernon on Monday. “But not all heroes wear capes and heroes don’t always have a chest full of medals. There are heroes all around us today.
“They are parents, teachers, firefighters, paramedics. There are unsung heroes around you today. I pray that you continue to be heroes to your family, friends, community and country.”
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