Ron Carr was a fitting person to speak at Sunday's Veterans Day flag-raising at Ames Family Hospice.
Carr is a member of Elyria American Legion Post 12, which donated the flag to fly at the hospice. He and fellow Post 12 member Bill Brokop raised the flag.
After the flag was raised, Carr gave a short speech on the history and importance of Veterans Day. Check out the attached video to see some of it.
Carr served in the Army during the Allied occupation of Germany in the 1950s.
His family has a long tradition of service. On his mother's side, he has ancestors who fought in the American Revolution. On his father's side, it goes back to the Civil War.
It's why he likes attending events such as Sunday's flag-raising.
"It's an honor to do it," he said. "We're all descendents of the patriots at Valley Forge."
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