In the KleinLife theater, veterans were asked to stand as a crowd cheered them on. Around a dozen people who served in the Army, Navy and Air Force stood to applause in recognition of their service.
KleinLife hosted its annual ceremony in recognition of Veterans Day, honoring local residents who dedicated their services to protect the country. Students in the Frankford High School Honor Guard began the salute with a presentation of the colors.
Larry Holman, a Northeast Philadelphia native who served as a lieutenant commander in the U.S. Navy and commander of the Department of the Pennsylvania Jewish War Veterans of America, was the featured speaker. He spoke about how the world has changed since the Vietnam War.
“The challenge for humanity is for each human being to see him or herself as a sovereign human being, and recognize their sovereignty by ignoring all that separates and divides human beings from one another,” he said.
The program was followed by a luncheon and entertainment provided by vocalist Gregg Albert.