Chattahoochee Valley Veterans Council holds Medal of Honor Day

Chattahoochee Valley Veterans Council holds Medal of Honor Day on March 26 at 10 a.m. at the Eternal Flame, 100 Ninth St.

There will be a ride by the 173rd Airborne veterans, followed by Michael Scott, the convener of the Order of the Tartans playing "Amazing Grace" on the bagpipes.

The Color Guard of the Russell County High School's ROTC will present the colors.

Sam Nelson, the chairman of the CVVC, will welcome everyone, followed by the National Anthem sung by Jennifer Duncan.

Earl Cheal, president of the Military Officers' Association of American, Fort Benning chapter, will recite the Pledge of Allegiance, followed by the invocation by retired Col. Roy Plummer.

The East Christian School of Alabama will present a drill.

Commander John Wilder of the American Legion Post 555 will introduce the speaker, Columbus Mayor Teresa Tomlinson.

Larry Board will deliver the wreath, which will be placed by Leta McNair, president of the Gold Star Wives.

The Russell County High School choir will sing "The Wind Beneath My Wings."

The Central High School Naval cadets will pass the flag, and they will present the bell salute.

Plummer will deliver the benediction and the Colors will be retired.

Scott will play "Skye Boat Song," as the ceremony ends.

Call Nelson at 706-568-4592.

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