Large Crowd Celebrates Veterans Day In Greenville

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The Greenville United Methodist Church was nearly full Wednesday morning for the annual Veterans Day program.

This was the 18th year, since the Bond County Veterans Memorial on the courthouse lawn was dedicated, that a special program has been held on November 11.

This year’s guest speaker was Colonel Thomas Klincar of Greenville. Now retired from the United States Air Force, Klincar talked about the service of veterans.

Lieutenant Colonel Thomas D. Klincar, US Air Force Retired
Lieutenant Colonel Thomas D. Klincar, US Air Force Retired

Klincar expressed his thanks to the, “…24 million living Americans who strengthen our nation through their service, with their example, and their sacrifice.”

Click below to hear a portion of his comments:

Engraved bricks at the downtown memorial recognize Bond County veterans. John Knight, emcee of Wednesday’s program, stated 10 new bricks have been added.

Click below for his comments:

Also participating in the Veterans Day program were many local veterans, Kevin Kaegy, and members of Boy Scout Troop 57. Music was performed by the Nomads and Greenville High School chorus, under the direction of Shawn Cox.

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