Vets, Rockford students connect at Veterans Day event

Delano American Legion Post No. 377 posted colors and took part in Veterans Day Ceremonies at the Rockford Middle School at 8:15 a.m. Friday, Nov. 9, and at the Rockford Elementary Arts Magnet School at 2 p.m. the same day. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post Commander Mark Brandt (left above) presented awards to Patriots Pen essay winners. Others in the picture are (left to right) Legionnaires Vance Barker, Greg Roeser, Dale Vander Linden and Vern Lange.  In front are Richard Lake and Sydney Yakesh (fifth graders) who spoke at the Elementary School about their relationships with servicemen and veterans.