By LYDIA BERGLAR
Surrounding Veterans Day on Friday, Nov. 11, numerous organizations in Dade County will celebrate the many veterans who have served our country.
One highlight will be the annual Veterans Day Parade on Saturday, Nov. 12, starting at 12 p.m. The parade will line up at Trenton First Baptist and finish at the American Legion Post 106. Everyone is invited to fellowship with veterans at the legion hall afterwards where there will be a cookout.
Commander Gary Moore of the Legion said, “I would love to see a big crowd to honor the veterans in the parade. We have one veteran in particular in our county, Dollis Bain, who turned 101 years old on Oct. 25. He fought in the Battle of Normandy and was inducted into the Georgia Military Veterans Hall of Fame.”
Also on Nov. 12, the Lions Club is hosting a 5/10K race beginning at 10 a.m. at 4166 Cloverdale Road in Rising Fawn, GA. Local veterans will be recognized at the event, and the registration fees will go toward the Lions Club’s efforts to provide glasses for those who can’t afford them.
Cartwright notes, “We have helped Dade County residents and students in the schools. The local eye doctor, McDonald Eye Care, works with us on exams and getting the glasses. Vouchers for both adults and kids can be picked up at the local Alfa Insurance.” To register for the race, contact Ronnie Cartwright at (407) 489-8108 or email@example.com.
Dade County High School’s Veterans Day Assembly will feature a panel of teachers who served in the military. Veteran Eddy Gifford will be interviewing Al Barton (computer applications teacher), Chris Chance (band teacher), and David Howard (carpentry/electrical/metals teacher) on Nov. 11. The assembly is open to the public.
Trenton United Methodist is hosting a God and Country service on Thursday, Nov. 10 at 6:30 p.m. According to Commander Moore, “The legion hall will be leading most of the service, and a retired marine will give a talk. We will do a flag folding and of course say the Pledge of Allegiance and have an empty chair ceremony. All veterans are welcome.”