Veterans Day program to be held Monday

Staff Report

POMEROY — A Veterans Day program will be held Monday on the Pomeroy parking lot.

American Legion Post 39 will host the program at 11 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 12.

Jim Collins, who served in the United States Air Force, will be the guest speaker for the event.

From December 1968 until December 1972, Collins was in the Air Force as an administrative specialist, serving in Turkey for 18 months and in Okinawa for two years during the Vietnam War. Collins was honorably discharged with the rank of Staff Sergeant.

According to the information provided by the Legion, Collins is proud of his step-son who is serving in the U.S. Army Airborne Engineers and is soon to be staff sergeant. He is currently a recruiter in Minneapolis.

Collins is very active in the legion, AMVets and VFW and is honored to speak on behalf of the nation’s veterans.

Also taking part in the event will be the Southern High School Marching Band, Ladies Auxiliary Chairwoman JoAnne Newsome who will talk about Flander’s Field and Jerry Fredrick with This Old Rugged Flag.

Following the program will be the holiday dinner at 1 p.m. at the legion hall. The dinner is free and open to the public.

Staff Report