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Veterans recognition

Patriots Salute to Veterans Association President Otis Livingston (left) presented Polk County Commissioner Chairman Michael Gage with a certificate on Monday, Aug. 19 for Polk County being selected by the Veterans Day National Committee as a regional site for the celebration of Veterans Day 2013. Livingston said only 62 awards were presented nationwide last year. The county’s first Veterans Day parade will be held this year on Nov. 11 in downtown Columbus. (photo by Leah Justice)

Patriots Salute to Veterans Association President Otis Livingston (left) presented Polk County Commissioner Chairman Michael Gage with a certificate on Monday, Aug. 19 for Polk County being selected by the Veterans Day National Committee as a regional site for the celebration of Veterans Day 2013. Livingston said only 62 awards were presented nationwide last year. The county’s first Veterans Day parade will be held this year on Nov. 11 in downtown Columbus. (photo by Leah Justice)