Edgar Allan Poe

Veterans celebrated around Peninsula

Veterans celebrated around Peninsula

As soon as Rev. Michael Robinson pulled onto Fort Monroe Saturday morning and saw Hampton University’s ROTC students, he felt a pull. Then, he saw a bus full of veterans pull up, and he felt an even stronger wave of emotion.

“It kind of just tugged on my heartstrings,” the pastor told a crowd of about 150 people at a Veterans Day event early Saturday morning. He talked about joining the Navy right after September 11, 2001. He spent five years with the Marine Corps and went to Kuwait when he was 20 years old.

“For a lot of people, this day is just a day you get off work,” he said of Veterans Day. “For a lot of people in the military its a 96 —...