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A 9/11 survivor, Toti said it took him years to make peace with the days events. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

A promise to remember: OMAM Veterans Day Tribute guest speakers highlight meaning of sacrifice

Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021 |

A 9/11 survivor, Toti said it took him years to make peace with the days events. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

Members of the Daytona Beach Choral Society perform during the annual OMAM Veterans Day Tribute on Nov. 11. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021 |

Members of the Daytona Beach Choral Society perform during the annual OMAM Veterans Day Tribute on Nov. 11. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

Members of the Daytona Beach Choral Society perform during the annual OMAM Veterans Day Tribute on Nov. 11. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021 |

Members of the Daytona Beach Choral Society perform during the annual OMAM Veterans Day Tribute on Nov. 11. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

Abraham Lincoln stops by the annual OMAM Veterans Day Tribute on Nov. 11. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021 |

Abraham Lincoln stops by the annual OMAM Veterans Day Tribute on Nov. 11. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

Wynn Hamilton, of Ormond Beach, remembers her brother, a fallen Air Force soldier, during the annual OMAM Veterans Day Tribute on Nov. 11. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021 |

Wynn Hamilton, of Ormond Beach, remembers her brother, a fallen Air Force soldier, during the annual OMAM Veterans Day Tribute on Nov. 11. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

Civil Air Patrol Cadet Capt. Evan Jameson during the presentation of colors at the annual OMAM Veterans Day Tribute on Nov. 11. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021 |

Civil Air Patrol Cadet Capt. Evan Jameson during the presentation of colors at the annual OMAM Veterans Day Tribute on Nov. 11. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

Civil Air Patrol Cadet Lt. Col Emily Kraft and Cadet Senior Master Sgt. Sydney Sanford. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021 |

Civil Air Patrol Cadet Lt. Col Emily Kraft and Cadet Senior Master Sgt. Sydney Sanford. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

Civil Air Patrol Cadet Lt. Col Emily Kraft. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021 |

Civil Air Patrol Cadet Lt. Col Emily Kraft. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

David King, Ormond Beach Fire batalion commander, is also part of the Civil Air Patrol. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021 |

David King, Ormond Beach Fire batalion commander, is also part of the Civil Air Patrol. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

Lisa Perry, OMAM Board of Directors president, speaks during the annual OMAM Veterans Day Tribute on Nov. 11. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021 |

Lisa Perry, OMAM Board of Directors president, speaks during the annual OMAM Veterans Day Tribute on Nov. 11. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

Mayor Bill Partington presents a proclamation during the annual OMAM Veterans Day Tribute on Nov. 11. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021 |

Mayor Bill Partington presents a proclamation during the annual OMAM Veterans Day Tribute on Nov. 11. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

Remembering Vets Co-founder Cathy Heighter speaks during the annual OMAM Veterans Day Tribute on Nov. 11. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021 |

Remembering Vets Co-founder Cathy Heighter speaks during the annual OMAM Veterans Day Tribute on Nov. 11. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

Terri Gordon, co-founder of Remembering Vets, speaks during the annual OMAM Veterans Day Tribute on Nov. 11. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021 |

Terri Gordon, co-founder of Remembering Vets, speaks during the annual OMAM Veterans Day Tribute on Nov. 11. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

Retired U.S. Navy Capt. William Toti shares his story during the annual OMAM Veterans Day Tribute on Nov. 11. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021 |

Retired U.S. Navy Capt. William Toti shares his story during the annual OMAM Veterans Day Tribute on Nov. 11. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

City Commissioner Susan Persis, Retired U.S. Navy Capt. William Toti, Ormond Beach Police Chief Jesse Godfrey, and Remembering Vets Co-founders Cathy Heighter and Terri Gordon. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021 |

City Commissioner Susan Persis, Retired U.S. Navy Capt. William Toti, Ormond Beach Police Chief Jesse Godfrey, and Remembering Vets Co-founders Cathy Heighter and Terri Gordon. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

OMAM Director Susan Richmond speaks during the annual OMAM Veterans Day Tribute on Nov. 11. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021 |

OMAM Director Susan Richmond speaks during the annual OMAM Veterans Day Tribute on Nov. 11. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

Everett and Evan Sargent attended the annual OMAM Veterans Day Tribute on Nov. 11. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021 |

Everett and Evan Sargent attended the annual OMAM Veterans Day Tribute on Nov. 11. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

Civil Air Patrol Cadet Senior Master Sgt. Sydney Sanford, Cadet Lt. Col Emily Kraft, and Cadet Capt. Evan Jameson retire the colors during the annual OMAM Veterans Day Tribute on Nov. 11. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021 |

Civil Air Patrol Cadet Senior Master Sgt. Sydney Sanford, Cadet Lt. Col Emily Kraft, and Cadet Capt. Evan Jameson retire the colors during the annual OMAM Veterans Day Tribute on Nov. 11. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

Volusia County School Board Member Carl Persis and his wife City Commissioner Susan Persis, with their grandson Doyle and local philanthropist Nancy Lohman. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021 |

Volusia County School Board Member Carl Persis and his wife City Commissioner Susan Persis, with their grandson Doyle and local philanthropist Nancy Lohman. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

Caroline, Stephanie and Austin Brown attended the annual OMAM Veterans Day Tribute on Nov. 11. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021 |

Caroline, Stephanie and Austin Brown attended the annual OMAM Veterans Day Tribute on Nov. 11. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

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