Pit Row Pub honors veterans with special event

Area veterans were honored this weekend at a special program hosted by Pit Row Pub. Pictures are (back row) Terry Juhl, Greg Welsher, Bob Aguilera, Sam Ellingson, Steve Riggins, Ray Needham, (middle) Jim Zacharias, John Rusinack, Howard Brandt, Joe Paullus, Terry Wilkinson, Gerald Craig, Maynard Koenen, Jennifer Rooney, Tom Rooney, (front) Phil Wanner, Gerald Buss, Floyd Bierman, Edward Prause, and Stuart Riggins. TRAVIS FISCHER/ HAMPTON CHRONICLE

Veterans were honored for their service on Saturday, August 5 at a special program and lunch hosted by Pit Row Pub.

Recognizing the service and sacrifice of area veterans and their families, the program included a 21-gun salute, the playing of Taps, and a speech from American Legion Post Commander Jim Zacharias.

This is the second annual veterans celebration program organized by the pub, continuing from a successful event last year.

"I think it's something we want to do for these guys every year that we can," said Pit Row Pub owner Tom Rooney.

Read the full article in the August 9 edition of the Hampton Chronicle.