2018-11-07 / Front Page

Celebrate Veterans Day

The Veterans Day National Ceremony is held each year on Nov. 11 at Arlington National Cemetery. The ceremony commences precisely at 11 a.m. with a wreath laying at the Tomb of the Unknowns and continues inside the Memorial Amphitheater with a parade of colors by veterans’ organizations and remarks from dignitaries. The ceremony is intended to honor and thank all who served in the United States Armed Forces.

The Early County High JROTC will be honoring all Veterans Friday, Nov. 9 in Mangham auditorium. A continental breakfast and meet and greet will begin at 8:30 p.m. in the ECHS cafeteria. If you need additional information or assistance, contact Chief Marion Jones at 723-3006, ext. 8238.

Wesley Chapel will host its annual Veterans Day program Sunday, Nov. 11, at 11 a.m. Retired veteran Jeffrey Robinson of Atlanta will be the guest speaker. All

Veterans and families are invited.

First United Methodist Church invites everyone to participate in the Veterans Day service at 10:55 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 11. Tour the “Wall of Honor” and stay for lunch.

Southwest Georgia Academy will host its Veteran’s Day program and luncheon honoring our Veterans Nov. 9. The program will begin at 10:30 a.m. in the auditorium with speakers, Pastor Chad Cooper, Colquitt First Baptist Church and Superior Court Judge Henry Balkcom IV. Coffee and light refreshments will be served 10 a.m.-10:30 a.m. in the library. The program is sponsored by Student Council, Jr. Beta Club and Sr. Beta Club.

Pataula Charter Academy will honor America’s Veterans and members of the U.S. Armed Forces Nov. 9 with a reception and program hosted by the PCA Choir and fifth grade classes.

The reception will be at 8:30 a.m. in the cafeteria and the program will follow at 9:30 a.m. All area veterans are invited to attend. Purple Heart Ceremony

Weston C. Lee Veterans Memorial Park in Bluffton will be the site of a ceremony designating a section of U.S. Highway 27 as a Purple Heart Memorial Highway on Veterans Day, Sunday, Nov. 11 at 2 p.m. The public is invited to attend.

The Benjamin Hawkins Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will erect Purple Heart Memorial Highway signs on the highway northbound and southbound to indicate the designation, as a visual reminder to those who use Highway 27 that others have paid a high price for our freedom.

The Purple Heart Trail is a symbolic and honorary system of roads, highways, bridges and other monuments that pays tribute to the men and women who have been awarded the Purple Heart medal. The Trail was established in 1992 by the Military Order of the Purple Heart.

The heritage the Purple Heart represents is sacred to those who understand the price paid to wear it.

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