BRADFORD, Pa. (AP) — The aging of U.S. military veterans is keeping busy a northern Pennsylvania man who commands the ceremonial detail for his American Legion Post.
Honor guard leader Pete O'Donohoe told the Bradford Era (http://bit.ly/1cMuM8K ) Saturday that they have turned out for more than 35 veterans' funerals this year in Bradford.
O'Donohoe's group shows up in uniform, comforts family members, fires a 21-gun salute, plays "Taps" and gives an American flag to the deceased veterans' family members.
The detail is more than four years old. It'll be participating in the ceremonies on Monday when all branches of the military and the Merchant Marine will be honored on the town's Veterans Square.
Information from: The Bradford Era, http://www.bradfordera.com