Vets saluted in EM ceremony


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Originally Posted Online: Nov. 12, 2012, 1:27 pm
Last Updated: Nov. 12, 2012, 9:34 pm
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Despite chilly temperatures, a crowd of about 40 people turned out this morning for the annual Veterans Day program in East Moline.

East Moline Mayor John Thodos and Robert Baecke, American Legion Post 227 adjutant, were among those in attendance at the 9th Street Commons Park.

The guest speaker for the event was Col. Robin C. Moralez, Army Sustainment Command, Rock Island Arsenal.














 



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