Wreath Was Laid on Eternal Flame During Veterans Day Ceremony
Posted: Nov 11, 2015 2:30 PM CST
The annual Veterans Day ceremony was held earlier Wednesday morning at the Milwaukee County War Memorial.
The ceremony began with the salute to our fallen heroes.
A wreath was laid at the eternal flame memorial, and that was followed by a rifle salute.
Mayor Tom Barrett, Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn, and Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clark were all at the ceremony.
Together they all saluted the men and women of our Armed Forces, many of whom who currently serve in uniform as law-enforcement officers, like Master Sergeant Trevor DeBoer, one of this year's guest speakers.
He served four deployments in Operation Enduring Freedom and also works on the MPD Swat Team.
He had a special message to his 6 children during his speech, a reminder that families also sacrifice.
"As I have had that duffle bag packed at the door always ready to leave, and when I do I know you wonder if I am ever coming home, for all the birthdays and Christmases, and the days of watching you grow up, I apologize for my absence, and I hope you see the value in which I serve by understanding this patriotism it makes you true patriots," said Master Sgt. Trevor DeBoer.
This Veterans Day event is just one of many honoring our men & women in uniform across Southeastern Wisconsin.