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George Junior Republic ceremony honors veterans

Bugler Frank Zuhosky of Hickory Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6166 sounds "Taps" at this year's Veterans Day ceremony at George Junior Republic in Pine Township.  At right is keynote speaker Vincent Hoover, who was a resident at George Junior Republic in 2003.  He then enlisted in the Army and rose to the rank of staff sergeant.  He completed two tours of duty in Iraq and in 2009 was awarded the Silver Star for gallantry in action.  More than 3,000 GJR youth have served in the military since 1940, and many have been awarded Distinguished Service medals.