Nov. 12, the city of Dublin honored veterans for their service to our country.

To the editor:

Nov. 12, the city of Dublin honored veterans for their service to our country.

Each year, our country sets aside a day in which to show our appreciation.

What made this year's service in Dublin especially memorable was the work that went on behind the scenes to ensure the ceremony would not have to be cut short.

When it became clear that the heavy rain would not let up in time for the service, which was to take place outdoors at the Grounds of Remembrance in Dublin Veterans Park, the decision was made to move the event to the gymnasium of Sells Middle School.

The cooperation – among Dublin City Schools, veterans' organizations, the city of Dublin and the ceremony attendees – to make this happen was lockstep and would have made any commander proud.

Everyone had one sole focus: to salute those who have served all of us and our country so well.

Our veterans were transported via vans from La Chatelaine, where they had enjoyed a complimentary breakfast.

Sells Middle School students were models of decorum.

Dublin residents retired Lt. Peter Borland and active Petty Officer 1st Class Patty Borland reflected on their roles as veterans as well as husband and wife, mother and father.

And, Gov. John Kasich struck the right note as he told those in attendance, "Freedom is the ability of all of us to find our destiny to make the world a better place."

Thank you, veterans.

We hope to continually illustrate just how much we value the freedom you have given us.

Sandra Puskarcik
City of Dublin director of Community Relations