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Veterans Honored at Rock Island National Cemetary

Veterans, their families, and other local residents gathered on Arsenal Island today for the annual Veteran's Day ceremony in the National Cemetery. It included speeches, placing of a wreath, and an honor salute. 
 
One of the speakers was Iowa Second District Congressman Dave Loebsack, who shared his personal connection to Veteran's Day. 
Lieutenant General Michael Tucker also honored veterans who have "given the ultimate sacrifice for their country." 

Tucker is currently the 37th commander of First Army based on Arsenal Island. He says less than one percent of the nation is serving in the Armed Forces, and it's important for them to have our support. 

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Tucker encourages Quad Cities residents to support veterans.

Other events honoring veterans in the Quad Cities today were held in Milan, East Moline, and Bettendorf, plus the annual parade in downtown Davenport.

A native of Detroit, Herb Trix began his radio career as a country-western disc jockey in Roswell, New Mexico (“KRSY, your superkicker in the Pecos Valley”), in 1978. After a stint at an oldies station in Topeka, Kansas (imagine getting paid to play “Louie Louie” and “Great Balls of Fire”), he wormed his way into news, first in Topeka, and then in Freeport Illinois.