Remember to honor our veterans

GALION — Friday is Veteran’s Day, the day Americans honor all their veterans.

The Inquirer has a four-page spread inside, beginning on Page 10, with submitted photos and a little information on Galion area veterans.

The number of photographs grows each year.

Some technical difficulties have required us to run the same batch of photos this year than appeared in last year’s paper.

We were not able to change it.

For that reason, there are a few new, and different photos, running on Page 1A in today’s Galion Inquirer.

We received these photos this year.

Russ Henkel U.S. Navy

Russ Henkel
U.S. Navy

Kenneth Henkel U.S. Navy

Kenneth Henkel
U.S. Navy

Eugene Henkel U.S. Navy

Eugene Henkel
U.S. Navy

Wesley Tinch, U.S. Air Force

Wesley Tinch,
U.S. Air Force

Merle 'Bud' Gray

Merle ‘Bud’ Gray

James Paul Dretzka, Sr.

James Paul Dretzka, Sr.

SSgt Eugene Mills World War II US Army Air Corps

SSgt Eugene Mills
World War II
US Army Air Corps

Thomas H. Pawsey U.S. Army

Thomas H. Pawsey
U.S. Army

Here are links to the PDF’s of the 2016 Tribute to Veterans in the Nov. 9 edition of the Galion Inquirer.

Click on each to open a page.

On Page 3, the first photo of Jonathan Ramsey is actually Robert Reeks, an Air Force veteran. The second Ramsey picture is accurate.

2016 Tribute to Veterans Page 1

2016 Tribute to Veterans Page 2

2016 Tribute to Veterans Page 3

2016 Tribute to Veterans Page 4

Next year’s Veterans Tribute will be updated. We apologize for any confusion. But that’s the reason there may be more than one photo of some veterans today.

Here is a little history about Veterans Day courtesy of the History Channel and

“On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, was declared between the Allied nations and Germany in the First World War, then known as “the Great War.”

Commemorated as Armistice Day beginning the following year, November 11th became a legal federal holiday in the United States in 1938. In the aftermath of World War II and the Korean War, Armistice Day became Veterans Day, a holiday dedicated to American veterans of all wars.”

Area veterans organizations and schools and churches will all have programs in the next few days to honor veterans.

There will be wreaths, speaches, songs, flags, tears and more.

The Inquirer will be at some of those events, but it is impossible to go to all.

But we also would like to pay tribute to our veterans.

If you have some photos that you took at a ceremony or program you attended. Please email them to the Inquirer and we will include them in an online photo gallery.

Give us a little information about the program you attended, some information about who is in the photo and what they are doing and we will include it in our gallery.

Email the photos to Russ Kent at

The deadline for photos to be included in our online gallery is midnight Sunday.

By Russ Kent

Russ Kent is editor of the Galion Inquirer. Email rkent@civitasmedia with comments or story ideas.