Veterans honored in ceremony at Robert L. Miller Sr. Veteran's Center
More than 40 St. Joseph County veterans were honored Tuesday in a ceremony at the Robert L. Miller Sr. Veteran's Center.
Those veterans were given a very special honor.
The flag at the veteran’s center was lowered to half-staff in honor of these fallen heroes, an honor normally reserved for dignitaries and presidents.
The lowering of the flag took a special proclamation from Governor Eric Holcomb.
Several family members attended the ceremony to accept a flag on behalf of their fallen family members.
The flag at the center was lowered to half-staff and the veterans were also honored with a 21-gun salute.
This was the inaugural ceremony and something they are hoping to do three times a year.
Retired judge Robert L. Miller has been working to put a ceremony like this one together. Miller's niece and nephew say they are proud of what their uncle has been able to do for local veterans.
“It has been a great honor to watch my Uncle Bob fight for the veterans. You know he fought for us in World War II and Korea and now he is fighting for the veterans and he is still going strong. He is a good advocate for American freedom and the veterans,” said Tom Stimson, Judge Robert L. Miller Sr.'s nephew.
His nephew also said he hopes these types of ceremonies spread to other communities and even across the country.
The former judge is also hoping to hold ceremonies on veterans day and memorial day as well.