LAWRENCEVILLE – Brunswick County government and the Brunswick County Committee of the Virginia World War I and World War II Commemoration Commission hosted a Veterans Day Ceremony on Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, providing the perfect opportunity to recognize and thank veterans for their service. Living Brunswick County Korean War veterans were honored and presented the Korean War Service Medal. The living Korean War Veterans honored recognized were: Robert E. Abernathy, Jr., Grace Epperson Agnew, Joseph Edgar Baird, Sr., Homer Callis, Johnie Carpenter, Smith Clary, Albertis Drummond, Nathaniel Ghee, Logie Jones, William Jones, Jr., Leroy Simmons, George R. Smith, Robert Lee Taylor, Thomas Taylor, Wilbur G. Thomas, Levi Wesson, Wilfred C. Williams, Leroy Wyatt and Waverly V. Yates.
Speaker after speaker thanked all veterans for their sacrifice and commitment, calling attention to the debt society owes to them.
Dr. Charlette Woolridge, County Administrator, said it was an honor to speak on such a momentous occasion. She asked all veterans to stand and be recognized. A round of applause followed.
The Brunswick High School JROTC posted the colors under the direction of SGM Curtis O’Neil.
Hale Ellis, Student Government Association, James Solomon Russell Middle School, led everyone in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance.
Katharine Samford sang the National Anthem.
Rev. Ronald Thornhill, Pastor, Tabernacle of Zion, offered the opening prayer.
Mary Beth Washington, Legislative Aide for Delegate Roslyn Tyler – 75th District, thanked the veterans for their service.
To read the entire article pick up the Nov. 14, 2018 edition of the Brunswick Times-Gazette.