Veterans Day ceremonies on Friday

Scouts sponsor flag retirement ceremony

Citizens of Pulaski County are invited to attend an American flag retirement ceremony scheduled for Veterans Day on Friday, November 11. The event will take place in the grand pavilion at Randolph Park beginning at 7:30 p.m. Pulaski Boy Scout Troop 249 will host the event and they will officially retire the flags in accordance with all military regulations and traditions. According to Boy Scout Project President Damion Ledbetter, it is important that all old and/or damaged flags be removed with dignity and respect. Flags for removal can be dropped off at ACE Hardware in Dublin by November 10 or by calling Dan Grubb at 540-320-9224 to coordinate a pickup.

Courthouse War Exhibit Open Veterans Day November 11

The county’s newest military exhibit titled “Remembering the Sacrifices for Freedom” will be open to the public on Veterans Day, Friday, November 11, 2022 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. This exhibit is located on the 3rd floor of the Palace historic stone courthouse from old Pulaski County, and features war artifacts and documents from local soldiers, war dioramas for World War II and the Vietnam Wars, and many other unique items. Veterans are especially encouraged to come. Additionally, members of the Pulaski County Courthouse Exhibits Committee will be available to arrange tours for anyone wishing to visit the military exhibit or a tour of all exhibits featured on all three floors of the courthouse.

Elks honor the military on the eleventh day

In 1918, at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, the guns in France fell silent. The silence meant the beginning of a truce and the end of the First World War. November’s national holiday is now known as Veterans Day, a day of honor for all the millions of men and women who served in defense of this United States of America. Citizen soldiers answered the call to protect, defend and safeguard both American soil and that of our allies. From Concord to today, all have answered the call to duty, to serve, to defend and to face death for our country. The Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, and Space Force are populated by our citizens. What better way to recognize these citizens than to salute and honor them by proudly displaying your American flag on Veterans Day and every day. Please take a trip down Main Street Pulaski on Friday the 11th. Flags of our Veterans past and present. Send a prayer of hope to those who will be the veterans of tomorrow. Trinity Lutheran Church will play religious and patriotic music at 11 a.m. on its church bell music system in honor of Veterans Day.

Submitted by BPOE #1067 Tyler; Gary Cox

NRC to Host 2022 Veterans Day Ceremony

The New River Community College Veterans Affairs Office will host a Veterans Day Ceremony on Friday, November 11 at 11 a.m. The event will take place on the NRCC campus in Dublin in Edwards Hall, Room 117.

The program will include the presentation of the colors and the removal of the flags by the Pulaski County High School Color Guard. Music will be provided by the Pulaski County High School Freshmen Chorus under the direction of Angela Talbert. Veterans Affairs Dr. Don Stowers, NRC Veterans Affairs Officer; Ryan Adams, Student Services Advisor for NRC Veterans and Dependents; and Dr. Peter Anderson, NRC Vice President of Teaching and Student Services, will represent NRC at the ceremony.

Local Army veteran Jeff Bain, former school board member, real estate appraiser, and United States and Vietnam Army veteran will be the guest speaker. Bain attended Ferrum College before being called up for a three-year tour with the U.S. Army in Vietnam. After serving in a helicopter gunship unit during the Vietnam War, he returned home and completed his education at Radford University while working full-time in banking, a career he continued for many years. Bain has served on the Pulaski County School Board, the Pulaski County Industrial Development Authority, and the Pulaski County Planning Commission; he was also the first Chief of the Snowville Fire Department.

The ceremony is free and open to NRC students, faculty, staff and the public. A reception with light refreshments will follow the ceremony.

For more information, call the NRC Veterans Affairs Office at (540) 674-3693 or (540) 674-3600 ext. 4433 or email [email protected]