November 13, 2015

Cedarfield Veterans Honored

Over 85 of Cedarfield’s resident veterans were honored during the Veteran’s Day Celebration on November 11, 2015. The Henrico High School ROTC presented    the colors before Cedarfield welcomed Capt. John F. Meier, first commanding officer of the USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), as the guest speaker. The USS    Gerald R. Ford is the Navy’s newest class of nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, scheduled to join the U.S. Navy fleet in 2016.

Capt. John F. Meier discussed the Navy’s newly scheduled    fleet, the technology involved and the future of the United States military, as well as personal stories. The speech concluded with Capt. Meier pinning    the veterans an act gratitude for their service, sponsored by Intrepid Hospice.

To conclude the celebration, Capt. Meier invited the oldest and youngest veteran in the room to join together in the ritual cake cutting. Together, these    veterans used the ceremonial sword to cut the patriotically colored dessert.