United States Coast Guard Seaman Sylvin Peaden talks with World War II veteran Bill Payne as he arrives to the Veterans Day ceremony at U.S. Coast Guard Air Station/Sector Field Office Port Angeles on Sunday. (Jesse Major/Peninsula Daily News)

United States Coast Guard Seaman Sylvin Peaden talks with World War II veteran Bill Payne as he arrives to the Veterans Day ceremony at U.S. Coast Guard Air Station/Sector Field Office Port Angeles on Sunday. (Jesse Major/Peninsula Daily News)

PHOTO GALLERY: Honoring those who served at Port Angeles Veterans Day gathering

PORT ANGELES — U.S. Coast Guard Air Station/Sector Field Office Port Angeles hosted the largest of the North Olympic Peninsula’s Veterans Day ceremonies on Sunday.

The keynote speaker was retired Navy Rear Adm. James Kelly of Port Ludlow.

Patriotic songs were performed by various community groups, including the Grand Olympics Chorus, the Sequim High School Select Choir and the Olympic Peninsula Men’s Chorus before the event concluded with bagpiper and retired Coast Guardsman Rick McKenzie performing Amazing Grace.

The Veterans Day ceremony was one of several held across the North Olympic Peninsula on Sunday, including others in Gardiner, Port Townsend, Sequim and Forks.

The Port Angeles High School Naval Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps Color Guard during the presentation of the colors at the Veterans Day ceremony at U.S. Coast Guard Air Station/Sector Field Office on Sunday. (Jesse Major/Peninsula Daily News)

The Port Angeles High School Naval Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps Color Guard during the presentation of the colors at the Veterans Day ceremony at U.S. Coast Guard Air Station/Sector Field Office on Sunday. (Jesse Major/Peninsula Daily News)

Retired Navy Rear Adm. James Kelly tells veterans they need to take care of themselves during the Veterans Day ceremony at U.S. Coast Guard Air Station/Sector Field Office Port Angeles on Sunday. (Jesse Major/Peninsula Daily News)

Retired Navy Rear Adm. James Kelly tells veterans they need to take care of themselves during the Veterans Day ceremony at U.S. Coast Guard Air Station/Sector Field Office Port Angeles on Sunday. (Jesse Major/Peninsula Daily News)

U.S. Coast Guard Cmdr. Hans Govertsen, executive officer of U.S. Coast Guard Air Station/Sector Field Office Port Angeles, watches on during the Veterans Day ceremony at the Coast Guard base Sunday. (Jesse Major/Peninsula Daily News)

U.S. Coast Guard Cmdr. Hans Govertsen, executive officer of U.S. Coast Guard Air Station/Sector Field Office Port Angeles, watches on during the Veterans Day ceremony at the Coast Guard base Sunday. (Jesse Major/Peninsula Daily News)

Cmdr. M. Scott Jackson of Coast Guard Air Station/Sector Field Office Port Angeles speaks about his family’s history in the U.S. armed forces during the Veterans Day ceremony at the Coast Guard base Sunday. (Jesse Major/Peninsula Daily News)

Cmdr. M. Scott Jackson of Coast Guard Air Station/Sector Field Office Port Angeles speaks about his family’s history in the U.S. armed forces during the Veterans Day ceremony at the Coast Guard base Sunday. (Jesse Major/Peninsula Daily News)

Clallam County commissioner and Army veteran Randy Johnson watches on during the Veterans Day ceremony at U.S. Coast Guard Air Station/Sector Field Office Port Angeles on Sunday. (Jesse Major/Peninsula Daily News)

Clallam County commissioner and Army veteran Randy Johnson watches on during the Veterans Day ceremony at U.S. Coast Guard Air Station/Sector Field Office Port Angeles on Sunday. (Jesse Major/Peninsula Daily News)

Connie Alward directs the Grand Olympics Chorus during the Veterans Day ceremony at U.S. Coast Guard Air Station/Sector Field Office Port Angeles on Sunday. (Jesse Major/Peninsula Daily News)

Connie Alward directs the Grand Olympics Chorus during the Veterans Day ceremony at U.S. Coast Guard Air Station/Sector Field Office Port Angeles on Sunday. (Jesse Major/Peninsula Daily News)

Connie Alward leads the Grand Olympics Chorus during the Veterans Day ceremony at U.S. Coast Guard Air Station/Sector Field Office Port Angeles on Sunday. (Jesse Major/Peninsula Daily News)

Connie Alward leads the Grand Olympics Chorus during the Veterans Day ceremony at U.S. Coast Guard Air Station/Sector Field Office Port Angeles on Sunday. (Jesse Major/Peninsula Daily News)

U.S. Coast Guard Cmdr. Hans Govertsen, executive Officer of U.S. Coast Guard Air Station/Sector Field Office Port Angeles, watches on during the Veterans Day ceremony at the Coast Guard base Sunday. (Jesse Major/Peninsula Daily News)

U.S. Coast Guard Cmdr. Hans Govertsen, executive Officer of U.S. Coast Guard Air Station/Sector Field Office Port Angeles, watches on during the Veterans Day ceremony at the Coast Guard base Sunday. (Jesse Major/Peninsula Daily News)

Retired Coast Guardsman Rick McKenzie performs Amazing Grace at the conclusion of the Veterans Day ceremony at U.S. Coast Guard Air Station/Sector Field Office Port Angeles on Sunday. (Jesse Major/Peninsula Daily News)

Retired Coast Guardsman Rick McKenzie performs Amazing Grace at the conclusion of the Veterans Day ceremony at U.S. Coast Guard Air Station/Sector Field Office Port Angeles on Sunday. (Jesse Major/Peninsula Daily News)

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