Casey Nash, 1st District Commander of The American Legion will keynote the Statesboro and Bulloch Counties annual Veterans’ Day Ceremony at the Averitt Center for the Arts, Emma Kelly theater on November 11, 2022.

On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, the American Legion Dexter Allen Post 90, along with the Averitt Center for the Arts and Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home, will pay tribute to the men and women, living or deceased, who served in any branch of the United States Armed Forces.

This free community event will be held in the Emma Kelly Theater.

Doors open at 9:30 a.m. with coffee and snacks provided by the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Program begins at 10:30 with music by Dr. Michael Braz and the speakers will take the stage at 11 a.m.

Veterans’ Day Ceremony program

  • Posting of the Flag – Bulloch County Sheriff Color Guard
  • Opening and welcome from American Legion Post 90, Gary Martin, Commander
  • Opening Prayer, Harold Piet
  • Pledge of Allegiance, Skip Campbell
  • National Anthem, Dr. Tom Collars
  • Welcome to the Averitt Center, Robert Faller
  • The Americans’ Creed, John Daube
  • Origin of Veterans’ Day, Bill Adams
  • A Woman Veterans’ Day, Rachel Lanier
  • Comments from the DAR, Brenda O’Quinn, regent
  • Introduction of Speaker, Gary Martin
  • Keynote Speaker, Casey Nash
  • Closing Prayer, Harold Piet
  • God Bless America, John Daube and the entire audience

After the program, all veterans and their guests are invited to the American Legion Post (100 Rucker Lane) for a picnic lunch (hamburgers, hot dogs and fixings).

Casey Nash

Casey Nash

SSG (R) Casey Nash spent 11 years in the United States Army active duty. She medically retired from the Army in 2012. She attended Basic Training at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, Advanced Individual Training for 88M (transportation) at Fort Leonardwood, Missouri. She has been stationed at Fort Carson, CO; Camp Stanley, Korea; Fort Hood, TX, and Fort Stewart, GA. She deployed during OIF 03-04, OIF 05-06, Korea 06-07, OIF 08-09, OIF 11 and in support of OEF 13-14 as a contractor. She is a purple heart recipient, a combat action badge recipient, and she has earned a place in the SGT Audie Murphy Club in 2009. During her time in service, she served as battalion master driver, master logistics training NCO, unit movement officer, and hazmat specialist.

During her time contracting with the Army, she received 4 employee of
the month awards, two AECOM recommendations for civilian of the year
awards with one received. She redesigned a retrograde program with 100%
success rate and no safety violations. She helped reduce cost by 25% to the
company and the military by her retrograde program saving over 2.3 billion
dollars in the contract.

She holds a Bachelors in Interdisciplinary Studies with a minor in writing
and marketing from Georgia Southern University, a Bachelor’s in science of
Transportation and Logistics technology from American Military University. She
is an author who has been published in the Calliope Journal, Women’s
Veteran stories and journal, Legiontown, and in BARK magazine with her
service dog Zoey. She is currently working on her Masters in Creative Writing
at Southern New Hampshire University Online.

She is married to Active Duty Service Member and legionnaire Sampson
Nash. She has two children Jonathan (19) a member of the Sons of American
Legion, FFA Alumni, 4-H member and he is attending his 2nd college in
August. Makayla (17) is a junior in the Auxiliary, she is a FFA member, 4-H
member and spends her time volunteering and helping others. Casey also has
two dogs, Zoey and Zeus.

Commander Nash spends her free time volunteering at her local library
helping students of all levels teaching how to become more creative in their
writing capabilities. She volunteers with United Way, Liberty County 4-H club,
the American Legion, and Liberty County FFA organization.

At the local American Legion Post 184, she is women veterans chairperson. At district, She has held Sergeant at Arms, Jr Vice Commander, Senior Vice Commander, and currently holds the 1st District Commander position. She is the first woman to hold this position. During her freshman year as District Commander of The American Legion, she exceeded her target goal of 100% membership which has not been done in 30 years, stood up the only new American Legion Post last year in the nation, set up three new programs for the district to support veterans. She is a part of the American Legion National Media Alliance. She is a member of Twenty and Four, Honor Society of Women Legionnaires.

At the District, She has helped to establish a Veterans retreat (in honor of
past Boy Scout Chairman Charles Williams Post 90) and veterans garden at
Post 184 (in honor of Past District Commander Tommy Pierce). She has
established a PTSD and suicide awareness program to decrease veteran
suicide, more public awareness about veterans and the American Legion, and
Junior Law Cadet Camp to benefit veterans and their families and the

The American Legion Post 90 extends a special thanks to their sponsors who make this annual Veteran’s Day program possible.

  • Averitt Center for the Arts
  • Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home
  • Bulloch Memorial Gardens
  • American Legion Post 90
  • Awards South

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