(Zach Jablonski/Peninsula Daily News)

(Zach Jablonski/Peninsula Daily News)

Salute for service

Small crowd gathers for annual Veterans Day ceremony at Gardiner Cemetery

Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command Northwest Executive Officer Capt. Angel Santiago, left, and Commanding Officer Capt. Ben Miller salute the grave of Medal of Honor recipient Navy Petty Officer Marvin G. Shields during the annual Veterans Day ceremony at the Gardiner Cemetery.

The COVID-19 pandemic limited the ceremony to a small group of fewer than 10 people instead of the more than 100 who have attended in previous years.

The gravestone of Medal of Honor recipient Navy Petty Officer Marvin G. Shields had flowers and a wreath laid on and next to it during the annual Veterans Day ceremony held at the Gardiner Cemetery on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020. Shields, a construction mechanic third class, was killed at Dong Xoai in Vietnam on June 10, 1965. (Zach Jablonski/Peninsula Daily News)

The gravestone of Medal of Honor recipient Navy Petty Officer Marvin G. Shields had flowers and a wreath laid on and next to it during the annual Veterans Day ceremony held at the Gardiner Cemetery on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020. Shields, a construction mechanic third class, was killed at Dong Xoai in Vietnam on June 10, 1965. (Zach Jablonski/Peninsula Daily News)

Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command Northwest Executive Officer Capt. Angel Santiago, at podium, leads other NAVFAC members in a salute during the playing of Taps in honor of Medal of Honor recipient Navy Petty Officer Marvin G. Shields during a Veterans Day ceremony Tuesday morning at the Gardiner Cemetery. Also pictured is Shields’s widow, Joan Shields Bennett. (Zach Jablonski/Peninsula Daily News)

Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command Northwest Executive Officer Capt. Angel Santiago, at podium, leads other NAVFAC members in a salute during the playing of Taps in honor of Medal of Honor recipient Navy Petty Officer Marvin G. Shields during a Veterans Day ceremony Tuesday morning at the Gardiner Cemetery. Also pictured is Shields’s widow, Joan Shields Bennett. (Zach Jablonski/Peninsula Daily News)

More in Life

A pair of wind surfers take advantage of the high winds and blast across Port Townsend Bay on Tuesday. Gale force winds created unsafe conditions so the 9:30 Port Townsend-Coupeville ferry run was canceled. Jefferson Public Utility District crews responded to several small outages throughout the day. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)
Windy day on the water

A pair of wind surfers take advantage of the high winds and… Continue reading

x
30th annual Festival of Trees

Fundraiser set for Nov. 27-29

With Mount Rainier for a backdrop, Jason Warner, rowing, and his son, Jackson, from Bremerton, row to shore Sunday with empty crab pots following a weekend camping trip to Fort Worden State Park. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)
Weekend trip

With Mount Rainier for a backdrop, Jason Warner, rowing, and his son,… Continue reading

Online church services on the Peninsula

PORT ANGELES • Independent Bible Church: 9 a.m. Sunday, a link to… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: Ten garden picks for your holiday shopping list

THIS IS THANKSGIVING holiday season, but we are being asked to limit… Continue reading

Amputee Dana Lawson, left, celebrates arriving at Deer Lake after a 4-mile trail ride on narrow, steep and rocky terrain  aboard horses and mules with friends Sherry Baysinger, center, and Lindsay Leiendecker. (Larry Baysinger)
HORSEPLAY: Amputee provides inspiration, help

LOOKING FOR SOME inspiration, positive energy and respite from today’s pandemic-weary world?… Continue reading

ISSUES OF FAITH: It’s OK to not be ‘fine’

“I’M FINE.” WE say it all the time. It’s short and sweet.… Continue reading

Free lunch to be served curbside Tuesday

Just Soup is serving turkey soup and a Thanksgiving… Continue reading

OMC Foundation amends annual fundraiser events

Olympic Medical Center Foundation has canceled two events scheduled… Continue reading

Most Read