Veteran#8217;s Day tributes planned

Published 12:00 am Thursday, November 10, 2005

Eighty-seven years and several wars later, Americans still remember.

Tomorrow (Friday, Nov. 11), several public tributes are planned in the Roanoke-Chowan area as local citizens remember of the sacrifices made by countless men and women in the name of protecting the freedom of this great nation.

Veteran’s Day will be saluted locally in Ahoskie, Jackson, Murfreesboro and Windsor.

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Ahoskie will see three observances beginning with an 8 a.m. special service at Wal-Mart (Ahoskie Commons Shopping Center).

The Wal-Mart event will include the Hertford Co. High School Junior ROTC presenting the colors followed by a guest speaker and refreshments.

At 10 a.m. on Friday, local American Legion Post 102 will host a Veteran’s Day parade down Main Street. That will be followed by the Legion’s traditional 11 a.m. Veteran’s Day observance at No Man’s Land Park on Main Street at the railroad crossing. New to that service this year will be the first look at 61 brick pavers purchased in memory or honor of those who so bravely served their country.

Over in Murfreesboro, a 10:30 a.m. service will be conducted at the Town Hall. Navy Commander Joseph G. Klein will serve as the guest speaker. He is currently the Executive Officer of the Naval Recruiting District office in Raleigh.

Those attending the Murfreesboro tribute, as well as others interested in military memorabilia, are invited to the William Rea Museum in the town’s historic district. There, a collection of artifacts from the Civil War, World War I, World War II, Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War will be on display from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The museum is located at the corner of Williams Street and Fourth Avenue.

Also on Friday, Northampton County will continue its traditional Veteran’s Day salute during an 11 a.m. ceremony at the courthouse in Jackson.

In Bertie County, veterans will continue their time-honored tradition of placing American flags at the gravesites of their comrades whose final resting places are located in the Edgewood and Hillcrest cemeteries.

Veteran’s Day is the anniversary of the Armistice that was signed on Nov. 11, 1918 to end World War I.