SAINT CLAIR -- There was a surprise ceremony for a veteran in Schuylkill County Tuesday night.
American Legion Post 719 in Saint Clair honored World War II veteran Joseph Gravish for his 70 years of continuous membership.
The 97-year-old was awarded a special certificate.
"I'm very happy to do it. I'm glad my fellow members could do this for me and I hope they can do it for others. Thank you," Gravish said.
Members of the legion tell Newswatch 16 Gravish is also a part of the legion's color guard and serves at his fellow members' funerals.