FIT FOR DUTY – Thirty-seven recruits graduating from the Alaska Department of Public Safety Training Academy's Law Enforcement Training Session 1802 take the oath of office this afternoon at the Sheet'ka Kwaan Naa Kahidi. The audience was told that during the rigorous 16-week session recruits lost a combined 200 pounds of body fat. The graduates will be taking law enforcement positions around the state from the North Slope Borough Police Department to statewide Alaska Wildlife Troopers to the Ketchikan Police Department. Speaker at the ceremony was DPS Deputy Commissioner William Comer, who graduated from the academy in 1985. (Sentinel Photo by James Poulson)

Sitka to Mark Veterans Day

By Sentinel Staff
    Veterans Day in Sitka will be observed Monday with a parade and a reception at the American Legion hall.
    The parade starts at 11 a.m. from Crescent Harbor to Totem Square. A reception for veterans, families and supporters will follow at the American Legion Post 13, 205 Lincoln Street.
    “It’ll be finger food, and good conversation,” said Post Commander George House.
    House, who served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1979 to 1983, said he is looking for a few more flag carriers for the parade. Those interested may call him at 747-5969.

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