Veterans Day Wreath Ceremony Held

Thursday, November 13, 2014
Norman Collins, Pam Wayer and Steve Tate prepare to set the memorial wreath during Tuesday's Veterans Day ceremony.

Veterans Day was observed Tuesday, Nov. 11 with the traditional wreath ceremony at the Clay County Veterans Memorial on the lawn of the courthouse. Placing the wreath this year were, from left: American Legion Post #38 Commander Norman Collins, VFW Post #4517 Auxiliary President Pam Wayer and VFW Post #4517 Commander Steve Tate. The ceremony also included remarks from the presenters and local dignitaries, and a stirring rendition of "Taps" by Caleb Benbrook of the PHS Marching Mohawk Band.

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  • Congratulations to VFW Post 4517 in Piggott Ark.

    I grew up just one block from the VFW Post on South Garfield Ave. My grandfather Thomas Albert Wilkins was at WW1 Veteran and was a active member of that

    post and attended the meetings in the very building that is still being used.

    My Husband, Samuel McElya, is a decorated Vietnam Veteran and is currently and has been for the past 3 years, commander of our local VFW Post 1831 in DeSoto, Mo.

    I have been their volunteer secretary for the past

    4 years and am a member of our Ladies Auxiliary.

    Again, Congratulations to VFW Post 4517.

    -- Posted by svancilmcelya on Sat, Dec 13, 2014, at 9:32 AM
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