Veterans honored all over Hanover

November 13, 2013 by  

A number of businesses and organizations in Hanover and the surrounding area pay tribute to veterans throughout the second week of November.

On Veteran’s Day, Megan McDonald, the owner of Hanover’s Broken Cookie bakery and coffee shop, decorated her store to honor those who have served. She worked with area children to create the crafts that hung in the store on Monday, November 11. McDonald attended story time at the Guthrie Memorial Library the week before and helped kids make American flags out of Popsicle sticks.

Each year, McDonald, herself a veteran of the Air Force who served during Operation Iraqi Freedom, gives out a free box of cookies to veterans on Veteran’s Day. She could consider using printing services to promote her giveaway and to encourage veterans and others to come into the shop.

Also, the Exchange Club of Hanover donated a Freedom Shrine to East Middle School in Westminster, MD. The shrine was dedicated during a school assembly on Monday, November. 11. Before the dedication, veterans were invited to the school for breakfast.

Last weekend, a collection of Vietnam War-era helicopters were on display at the Outlet Shoppes in nearby Gettysburg. The helicopter display acted as a reunion of sorts for men who flew helicopters or were part of a helicopter company during the war. The display also gave younger people an opportunity to learn more about the war and the role helicopters played in it. When visiting the vehicles, people were also able to thank veterans for their service.