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Ninth Annual Veterans Appreciation Breakfast

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U.S. Army veteran Gerald Baker, of Toledo, left, gets information on Heroes in Action volunteer and veteran Cheryl Andrysek, also of Toledo.

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Tables were decorated for the event Ninth Annual Veterans Appreciation Breakfast and Resource Fair at the University in Toledo.

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U.S. Marine Corps veteran Thomas C. Smith, left, speaks with U.S.M.C. Sgt. Patrick Sawyer, both of Toledo. Sunday, Nov. 10th, 2013 was the 238th birthday of the Corps.

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Alex Laverde, 28, of Toledo, during the singing of the U.S. National Anthem. Laverde, a UT senior, enlisted in the U.S. Army shortly before graduating from Central Catholic High School in 2003, and has had three tours in Iraq.

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U.S.M.C veteran Ralph Mussehl, of Toledo, served from 1967-1969. Behind him is U.S.M.C. Master Sgt. Stephen Kosinski.

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Acknowledging that it will be one of his last such appearances as mayor, Mayor Mike Bell congratulated mayor-elect D. Michael Collins and thanked him for his service in the U.S. Marine Corps.

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Jennifer Hasenaur, president of the University of Toledo Student Veterans Organization, addresses the veterans.

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Toledo Mayor Mike Bell, left, speaks with the event keynote speaker Gen. Victor E. Renuart, Jr., (Ret.).

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The keynote speaker, Gen. Victor E. Renuart, Jr., said Ohio has sent the eighth largest number of men and women into the Armed Services -- more than 890,000.

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Master Sgt. Steven Kosinski, U.S.M.C., leads the remembrance ceremony.

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World War II veteran Guadalupe Flores, center, salutes as 'Taps' is played at the conclusion of the ceremony.

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