Whitesell-Finnell VFW Post No. 971 at the Ladies Auxiliary recently hosted a ceremony honoring local fire, police and EMS personnel. The ceremony was in observance of Patriot Day, Sept. 11.

The ceremony featured an address by Sr. Vice Commander David Crow, a candlelight vigil and a balloon launch.

Dillons donated balloons for the service. Druber's provided doughnuts.