Activities planned for Veteran’s DayPublished 12:48am Wednesday, November 6, 2013
A full slate of local Bainbridge Veteran’s Day activities are planned for this coming Monday, Nov. 11.
It will begin with an 8 a.m. breakfast and program at American Legion Post 502 at 1032 East Vada Road, highlighted by an address from Bainbridge City Councilman Joe Sweet Jr.
Activities will continue at 9 a.m. in Willis Park. They will be highlighted by an address by Bainbridge State College president Dr. Richard Carvajal.
During his presidential term, which began in January 2011, Dr. Carvajal has led the college through a successful reaffirmation process with the Southern Association of Colleges & Schools.
He also led a significant upgrade of the institution’s facilities and grounds, a strengthening of academic standards and student support services, a move to state college status and a name change.
Dr. Carvajal once served as a Lyndon B. Johnson Congressional Fellow and was a Fellow with the Washington Center in Washington, D.C.
Other park activities will include the raising of the United States and Georgia flags by members of the Bainbridge High School Air Force Junior ROTC color guard, the playing of the national anthem by the Bainbridge High School Band and the reading of the names of Decatur County veterans who have passed away since last Veterans Day by VFW member Oliver Sellars.
The laying of a wreath on the park monument erected in memory of deceased Decatur County veterans of all wars will be by VFW Post 4904 Commander Hill Yates and American Legion Post 502 Commander George Freeman.
Local veterans have placed American flags on deceased veterans’ graves throughout the county.
“We originally ordered1440 flags and we had to order an additional 40,“ VFW Post 4904 Commander Yates said.