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Aaron Ward

Arbutus American Legion Post 109 honors veterans

Arbutus American Legion Post 109 honors veterans

The wind whipped down the main street of Arbutus the morning of Nov. 11, snapping the huge U.S. flag to a horizontal position and chilling the gathering below the flagpole on Oregon Avenue near the intersection of Sulphur Spring Road.

Members of the 27 Flags Unit of Dewey Lowman Post 109 struggled to control their 12 flags as they stood in the temporarily closed off street.

Nearly 40 people stood on the sidewalk on Oregon Avenue Friday, a Veterans Day gathering that Pat Miller, second vice-commander of Dewey Lowman American Legion Post 109 that hosted the annual event, praised for its size and dedication.

They had come to pay tribute to those who had served, to hear...