Pictures by John Passmore, 20 Year Army Veteran
Today across the United States and in our own Wayne County Veterans were honored in special ways.
Government and City offices were closed in honor of our Veterans who have served so bravely and sacrificed so much. Recognition in Richmond included a ceremony held by the Freedom Fountain at the City Building, with a speech by Mayor Sally Hutton following a rendition of the National Anthem. The featured speaker was Purple Heart recipient Jim Jordan and the Wayne County Color Guard was also part of the presentation, which included a 21 gun salute.
Following this early ceremony many gathered at the Veteran’s Park as veteran’s placed “dog tags” on crosses and saluted those who have given their lives in service. Prayer was given prior to and following the placement of the dog tags.
Area restaurants also honored veterans with free meals including: Applebee’s, Texas Roadhouse, and Subway. American Legion Post 65 had their annual Veterans Day lunch today as well. On Monday, November 15th the Golden Corral will offer a free buffet to veterans.
We at Go Wayne County would like to give our thanks to those who have served in the military in Wayne County. This includes many of our own family members, John Passmore- a 20 year retired veteran; Uncle Bill Cummins- Navy; Uncle Mike Kraemer-Army; and Uncle Mike Kendall-Navy; as well as our Grandfather Dennis Kendall and stepfather Charles Humphrey who are no longer with us.
And for those now serving and their families we thank you all for the sacrifice you are making.