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Mariners celebrates Veterans Day

4:32 PM PST, November 13, 2012

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More than 100 veterans and their family members ate breakfast at a Veterans Day celebration at Mariners Christian School, an official said.

This year was Mariners' 10th annual celebration for those who served, and vets heard the national anthem, reciting the pledge of allegiance and saw the presentation of colors performed Friday, according to John Reger, who handles media relations for the school.

Speaker "Iron Mike" Mervosh, a decorated veteran of World War II and the Korean and Vietnam wars addressed those in the audience about his experiences, Reger said. The school also raised $7,000 for San Diego's Fisher House Naval Medical Center, according to Reger.

"I think it teaches the kids," Reger said. "Kind of gives them a living lesson about wars past."

— Lauren Williams

Twitter: @lawilliams30