DeWitt gives back on Veteran’s Day

By Connor Clark
Bath-DeWitt Connection Staff Reporter

DEWITT — Once upon a time, soldiers who fought in the Vietnam War were badly mistreated when they arrived back home, according to Vietnam War veteran David Laycock. “When I came home I was beaten three days later in the streets of Lansing,” Laycock said. “They ripped up my uniform and would spit on me.”

Although the widely-unsupported war maybe an extreme example, DeWitt Public Schools and businesses paid tribute to all veterans with ceremonies and donations on Nov. 11. Christy Stehouwer was in attendance for the ceremony.

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Veterans Day

For the country that was at war, Veterans Day can be very emotional and such was the case on November 11th this year. The special day set aside to honor the veterans, the men and women who sacrificed their time, and even their lives. Veterans’ day is a good opportunity to thank all these who serve the country. Our Savior Lutheran Church and School invited Jeremy Whittum as a guest speaker. He served with the Michigan Army National guard and said he never forgot the friends he knew in the Iraq war.