Veteran’s Day will be observed in Mt. Gilead on Wednesday, November 11, 2015.
The sequence of happenings will be as follows: Beginning at 10:50 a.m., the Welcome and Invocation will be given; Wreaths will be placed at the Victory Shaft by Commanders and Officers of local Veterans Organizations and their Auxiliaries; followed by music selections including the National Anthem. A rifle salute and taps will conclude the ceremony.
The Welcome and Invocation will be delivered by Christian Vasquez from the Morrow County Veterans Service Office. Chris is a retired MSgt, having served 21 % years in the US Air Force and is a Gulf War Veteran.
Placing wreaths for this year’s ceremony will be Clarence Keckler, Commander and De De Moore, Auxiliary President of the V.F.W. Nelson E. Campbell, Jr. Post 8054, Mt. Gilead; Earl Gattshall and Betty Ritchey representing the American Legion; Don Broadwalter, Commander and Teresa Bowman, Auxiliary President of the AMVETS Post 87, Mt. Gilead.
Music selections the National Anthem and Taps will be by the Mt. Gilead High School Band, Todd Fessler, Director.
The Color Guard and Firing Squad will consist of Morrow County Members of the Nelson E. Campbell, Jr. V.F.W. Post 8054 and the AMVETS Post 87, commanded by Daniel L. Fricke, Coordinator for the 2015 Veterans’ Day Ceremony. Members are Harold Clinger, Tom Graham, Harlan Park, Bill Mills, Chris Miller, Gary Dilsaver, Mike McKinney, Jerry Jaggers, Sam Beal, Al Forry, Duane Rinehart, Jennifer Walters, Jim Bruns, Brenda Harden, Gary Baker and Chad Remy.
Special thanks to the Mt. Gilead Public Library for supplying the sound system. Also to the Mt. Gilead Police Department for traffic control.
Submitted by Daniel Fricke.