Frank Torres, Orlando Freelance Reporter

Greatest Generation Honored in Orange County

In Uncategorized on August 29, 2011 at 3:29 pm

This weekend RPOF hosted an event that honored the Greatest Generation of Veterans that served this country and defended freedom during World War II.

The non-political event held at the Marks St. Senior Center in Orlando featured a full program recognizing these heroes that included a big band playing music from the period, a full buffet, and items from the Central Florida World War II museum.

The featured speakers were Congressman Dan Webster and Medal of Honor Winner Col. Bud Day. Other lawmakers on hand included State Reps. Scott Plakon and Bryan Nelson.

Here are some photos from terrific event that included some great speeches and moving moments.

Provided by the CF WWII Museum

More items on display

Senate Candidate Mike McCalister

Those in attendance were well fed

A Big Band played music from the period

Medal of Honor Winner Bud Day (center) was one of the honored guest.

The Boone JROTC presenting the colors.

Congressman Dan Webster addressing the heroes in attendance.

Every hero in attendance was individually recognized and honored.

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