BRIDGEVILLE (KDKA) — The National Cemetery of the Alleghenies observed this Veterans Day with a special ceremony in honor and remembrance of all former and current military members.

The ceremony began at 11 a.m., featuring speakers, music, a wreath laying and other ceremonial observances.

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This year’s keynote speaker was VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System Director Donald Koenig.

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In addition, the Canon-McMillan High School Band performed.

Ceremonial taps and a rifle salute honored those who have served, and two ceremonial wreaths were laid to honor veterans and POW/MIAs.

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The Department of Veterans Affairs and the cemetery hosted the event.

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