HENRY COUNTY- October 31, 2017—In honor of Veterans Day, a Veterans Day Ceremony will be held at the Veterans Wall of Honor at Heritage Park in McDonough. The special service will be held on Saturday, November 11, 2017 beginning at 11 a.m.
This year’s Keynote Speaker will be Henry County District IV Commissioner Blake Prince, a former soldier of the United States Air Force who served in the 60th Civil Engineering Squadron. Prince joined the Air Force in 1993 and graduated with honors from Advanced Individual Training ranking number one in his class. He worked on many base designs in the aftermath of Desert Storm and received several commendations for his innovative work. Prince was honorably discharged in 1997. He is active with several veteran organizations, working for the betterment of those who have served the country.
The Veterans Day Ceremony includes opening remarks by Dr. Stacy Black with American Legion Post 516. The service will also include a Presentation of the Colors by the Henry County High School Warrior Battalion NROTC. Bill Hightower with American Legion Post 55 will recite the Pledge of Allegiance and Chaplain Charles Jackson, LTC, U.S. Army (Retired) will provide the invocation and benediction. A wreath will be presented by CPO Richard McLeod, USN (Retired) and SSG Darrell Woodall and Melissa Callender-Reece will perform the National Anthem and God Bless America. A service song medley will be conducted by the Strong Rock Christian School Band and the service will be peppered throughout by various musical interludes provided by bagpipe musician David Gregory, and Jim Houston, with Bugles Across America, will close the service with Taps.
The Veterans Wall of Honor is located in Heritage Park at 101 Lake Dow Rd. in McDonough.
For more information, please contact Jim Joyce with Henry County Parks and Recreation at 770-288-7300 or visit www.hcprd.org.