October 25, 2018
By: Dwayne Page
The men and women who have put their lives on the line to protect our freedom will be honored in a special Veterans Day program Friday morning, November 9 at the DeKalb County Complex auditorium hosted by the American Legion Post #122. Veteran’s Day is Sunday, November 11.
The observance begins at 9:15 a.m. with patriotic music by Susan Hinton followed by a performance from the DCHS Chorus and Band at 9:30 a.m. then the presentation of colors by Boy Scout Troop #347. The DCHS Chorus will sing the National Anthem and a prayer will be offered by local minister Larry Green. Commander William Edmonds will make welcoming remarks and Judy Redmon, President of the Ladies’ Auxiliary will introduce the guest speaker, Richard Buford of the American Legion Department of Tennessee Post #46. After the program, the audience will gather at the Veterans Memorial Monument at the courthouse for placement of a wreath. Josh Moon will blow taps to close the program.
Veterans who wish to will be transported by school bus from the county complex to the town square courtesy of School Transportation Supervisor Jimmy Sprague.
A lunch for veterans and their families, band, and program participants will be provided by the Senior Citizens and Director Pam Redmon and American Legion Post #122.