Vet Day Ceremony

Published 12:00 am Friday, November 9, 2012

Vet Day ceremony set for Monday

By Rita Howell

A ceremony at Batesville’s Downtown Memorial Park Monday morning will celebrate the service of Panola’s military veterans. The Veterans Day program will begin at 11 a.m. The guest speaker will be retired National Guard General Ed Roberts.

Robert Rawson will give the invocation and the South Panola High School Air Force Junior ROTC will post the colors.

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Aleshia Hankins will sing the national anthem.

Harry Bryan will play taps.

Everyone is invited to attend, according to Red Hudson, commander of the local VFW post which is hosting the program.

The traditional date for Veterans Day is November 11,  the anniversary of the Armistice which ended World War I. That agreement was signed the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918.
Because November 11 falls on Sunday this year, the local public observance will be held on Monday.
Panolian’s Tribute to WWII vets

The Panolian today publishes a Veterans Day tribute to local men who served during World War II. The Veterans Administration estimates that there are about 60 WWII vets still living in Panola County. The newspaper issued a call for photos and information, and 34 vets responded. Their stories and photos are published in Section C of today’s edition. Twenty-five businesses and churches helped The Panolian sponsor this special keepsake section.