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Today's Veterans Day Ceremony Shifts to National Guard Armory

Daniel Prince

Wet weather forces cancellation of parade, move of venue for ceremony

As we reported earlier in the week, the wet and windy forecast forced the cancellation of this year’s Veterans Day Parade, but the ceremony will be held. The National Guard Armory will host the ceremony indoors starting at 11. Before the ceremony begins, there will be music by the Sims Singers and the Union County High School Chorus. The ceremony will begin at 11 with prayer by Rev. Scott Cobb. The UCHS JROTC will present the colors. Cindy Fore will lead the national anthem. Gold Star Mother Lisa Bell and Gold Star Spouse Pamela Garner Sloss will be recognized, as will the Blue Star families of those currently serving. Local dignitaries will then be recognized, followed by the recognition of all the veterans service organizations in the county. All veterans will then be recognized. The high school chorus, Sims Singers, and Jantzen Childers will then sing. Paul Davis will then lead a special recognition of recipients of the Combat Infantryman’s Badge, the Army Combat Medical Badge, the Army Combat Action Badge, the Combat Action Ribbon, the Coast Guard’s Combat Action Ribbon, and the Air Force/Space Command Combat Action Medal. A wreath will be placed in memory of our war dead, followed by a recording of Taps. Rev. Gary Ward will close with prayer.

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