East Helena celebrates Veterans Day

Nolan Lister

East Helena and the local Veterans of Foreign Wars Cory-Dullum Post 10010 hosted their annual Veterans Day Parade along main street Friday.

Adjutant General for the State of Montana Maj. Gen. John P. Hronek II addressed a crowd of hundreds in East Helena’s Main Street Park and thanked the numerous veterans in attendance for their service to their country.

“I challenge all of you to tell your stories,” Hronek said. “Your stories will inspire future Montanans to serve in our Armed Forces.”

East Helena school children cheer on the town’s annual Veterans Day Parade Friday morning.

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U.S. Rep. Matt Rosendale and Sens. Jon Tester and Steve Daines sent staffers to read letters to the crowd, all thanking veterans for their commitment to serve the nation.

“Montanans have a long and proud history of serving in the armed forces, and these brave men and women are what make our country the greatest in the world,” Tester’s letter states. “Honoring them is more than simply saying thank you for your service; it’s ensuring they get the care,

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