Tuesday, November 11, 2014 is Veterans Day throughout the free world and certainly here in Wilson County.
It is a day set aside each year when we recognize all veterans including: Those who have given their lives for our freedoms, those who have served with honor in the past, retired and now serving in the uniforms of our great country.
Here in Lebanon, Wilson County the day is appropriately observed with a multitude of activities including the parade in Lebanon and the ceremony that follows.
It is expected that the largest number of units ever to participate in the parade, will be on hand.
From uniformed military, Jrotcs, bands, military vehicles, Golf Star Mothers, public safety vehicles, Shriners little trucks, floats,marchers and two trollies will be on hand to carry all military vets who want to ride instead of walking and many other units.
The parade lineup will begin at the corner of South Hatton Ave. and West Main Street at the Public Library at 9:30 a.m. and begin onto West Main Street to the public square, East Main St. and to the new Veterans Park at the county courthouse where the ceremony will start at 11 A.M. promptly.
Sergeant Bernie Ash, Vietnam Vet and Wilson County Veterans Officer will deliver the Veterans Day address.
SP4 Bob Curtis, also a Vietnam vet, was previously scheduled to speak, but is still recovering from a traffic accident and illness and will probably be available to speak at a future time.
If you or your organization would like to participate in the parade contact American Legion Post 15 Commander Don W. Fox at: 615-444-7276 or 934-1860 or e mail: email@example.com
"I sincerely hope and urge you to attend the parade and ceremony, bring your family and others and show these veterans how much we all appreciate their service to our United States of America," said Lt. Colonel Jim D. Henderson (USAF ret.) Coordinator and emcee of the event.