Veterans from the Boothbay region gathered at the Southport Library on Friday, November 11 to observe a day to honor those who have fought for our country. John Druce, one of the oldest surviving World War II veterans from the region gave a talk of his time defending America in the Japanese controlled islands in the Pacific. Southport resident Jim Singer was the master of ceremonies and the Rev. Kit Sherrill offered a prayer. Southport Fire Chief Gerry Gamage led everyone in a rendition of "God Bless America" while the Rev. Robert Dent played taps. The event attracted one of largest attendance in recent history, according to Singer.
If you can, please take the time to thank a veteran.