Honoring local veterans for their service

Ernest H. Holtzman of Rumford Center, WWII, Navy, accepts his Honorable Service Certificate from 2nd Lt. Sarah Oliver of Portland,
representing Maine Veterans Services, during Saturday’s Veterans Recognition Ceremony at American Legion Post 24. He is pictured with his wife, Kathleen, and relatives.
Ernest, who turns 90 at the end of the month, was one of some 30 to 35 local veterans honored.
Gold star medals were presented to the families of Malcom Rand, Army Capt., WWII; John M. Hickey, Air Force, Korea; and Everett Green, Army, WWII.
A silver star medal was presented to the family of David L. Horne, Marine Corps Major, Vietnam.
Rep. Sheryl Briggs said, “It is my hope that we will all strive to support our veterans, not just today, not just Veterans Day, but every day.
Today’s token of appreciation represents the gratitude we have for our veterans all year hope. I hope they will remind you that your state and your country recognize the importants and selflessness of what you have done for all of us.”