Greenville Veterans Day Program

Darryl Bolen speaks at Saturday's Veterans Day program at the Greenville First United Methodist Church.

The 20th Annual Greenville Veterans Day Ceremony was held Saturday morning at the First United Methodist Church.

The featured speaker was former First Christian Church Pastor Darryl Bolen.

He told the story about the battle between the United States and the British at Fort McHenry in 1814 and the U.S. flag being raised at the fort.

Bolen said that it is his prayer that when people see the US flag and when they hear the National Anthem, that they stand in reverence for the miraculous events of that night in 1814 and to honor the courageous men and women who have fought to keep the flag waving.

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Representatives of AMVETS Post 140 and other Bond County veterans organization attended and participated in the program.

Members of Boy Scout Troop 50 led the large audience in the “Pledge of Allegiance.

Singing were the Greenville High School chorus, Greenville Elementary School third and fourth graders, The Nomads and Boys To Men group.

Masters of Ceremonies Tony Koonce said 14 new veterans bricks were added to the Veterans Memorial on the courthouse lawn, making the number of veterans honored about 1,045.

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