Veterans Day Ceremony Honors Those in Medical Field

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STROUDSBURG -- Outside Pocono Ambulatory Surgery Center in Stroudsburg, a ceremony was held honoring those who served our country.

These men and women traded their camouflage for white medical coats. They were being recognized for their services during a flagpole dedication outside the center.

Dr. Joseph Conahan served in the Air Force. He says now more than ever it's important to honor those who served and continue to serve our country.

"We are just going to express our gratitude and thank them for the wonderful job that they have done, especially those people who gave service to the country, but also those who gave the ultimate sacrifice and gave their lives for our country," said Dr. Joseph Conahan, Pocono Ambulatory Surgery Founder.

One of the nurses from the center sang the Star Spangled Banner, while two veterans raised the flag.

One of those veterans is operating room manager Dr. Andrew Gondell.

"Veterans Day is more a recognition of the men and women who served in the military in all different capacities. Not everyone had to go overseas and not everyone had to go into combat but everybody served a purpose and everybody did a job," said Dr. Gondell.

This building used to be a VFW so those doctors who were honored here feel especially grateful.

"It's a great honor for me to be here and I am delighted to be a part of this group and delighted to be a veteran. I don't regret one minute of being a veteran and giving up that time. It was one of the greatest experiences of my life," said Dr. Conahan.

In addition to this one, may other Veterans Day ceremonies are planned for the holiday weekend throughout Monroe County.

ForĀ a list, click here.