Two Trumbull County veterans were honored Sunday to play a major role in Washington DC’s observance of Veteran’s Day and the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One.
Herm Breuer handed over a wreath at Arlington National Cemetery to be laid on the Tomb of an Unknown Soldier.
Breuer is the director of the Trumbull County Veteran Services and an Iraqi War veteran. Breuer was joined by Gary Gutelius, a Vietnam Veteran on the Trumbull Veteran Service Commission. Also with them was an official with the National Association of County Veterans Service officers of which Herm Breuer is President.
“Just an unbelievable event. The kind of thing that puts a lump in your throat. With thousands of people looking on and everyone silent throughout the entire service, young children, older folks, but everyone completely silent throughout the entire service. I think everyone understood the relevance of it so really it was an amazing event,” Breuer said.
Breuer will remain in Washington for a few days. On Thursday he’ll attend a meeting at the White House with representatives of various governmental veterans organizations.