Local veterans and members of the American Legion Dexter Allen Post 90 came together this week to record the annual Bulloch County Veterans Day program. The program, recorded on Monday was held at the Emma Kelly Theater and was limited to participants and the media.
Former Post Commander Lonnie Ellis served as the keynote speaker this year and addressed the issues of mental illness and suicides in the Veteran community nationally. He reminded all Veterans that no matter what place they are currently in life, they have great value to our county and our community.
Post Commander Marvin Grimm served as the Master of Ceremony, Chaplain Barb Thames provided the invocation and closing prayer and Bob Marsh led the Pledge of Allegiance.
The Bulloch County Sheriff’s Department Color Guard presented the Colors for the ceremony.
Veterans Day occurs on November 11 every year in the United States in honor of the “eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month” of 1918 that signaled the end of World War I, known as Armistice Day.
Statesboro Fire Department Installs Crosses on Courthouse Lawn
The men and women of the Statesboro Fire Department constructed crosses for every fallen soldier and they display them on the courthouse lawn twice a year on Veterans Day and Memorial Day. The firefighters take great pride in the construction, maintenance, preservation and installation of the crosses on the Bulloch County Courthouse lawn.
This is a tremendous community project in which these local heros, honor our heroes of military service who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. When you see these brave men and women out in our community, please share a great debt of gratitude for keeping this annual tradition alive in our community.