George Kerestes on Greeting Veterans at the WWII Memorial

George Kerestes, WWII Memorial
George Kerestes was interviewed by South Dakota’s Keloland Television and got a nice write up regarding his four years of greeting Veterans at the WWII Memorial.  He says:  “Now that I look back and realize these were my neighbors growing up and I never extended my hand,” Kerestes said. “œSo in my own way, this is how I shake my neighbor’s hands, my father’s friends that I didn’t get to say thank you for.”….And the vets say the “thank yous” never get old.

The interview and television piece can be seen at  It’s a rare day when I get to the Memorial and George isn’t greeting veterans.  I remember while he was still working that he used to show up in his red, white and blue flag tie!  We need more of George!

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