Veterans Day events scheduled in East Walker
by Chris Yow
Nov 10, 2010 | 1064 views | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Sumiton Area Veterans Board will be on hand at the Sumiton Walmart Thursday inviting veterans and their families to Saturday’s Veterans Day Memorial Service.

The board will have flags on display and will sell chances on an American Flag/American Eagle leather jacket for $1 per chance to be given away at the ceremony.

Board member Bill Fowler said he wanted to stress the group was not there to collect donations, but rather as a meet and greet type atmosphere.

Information about Saturday’s event will be available, including what will be displayed at the ceremony.

It is encouraged that any pictures or medals be identified with an index card with how the veteran ties back to the community.

Also on Thursday, the City of Jasper will hold a ceremony at the Lucinda Smith Center at 11 a.m. in West Jasper for fallen soldier Richard Gilmore. Jasper Councilwoman Sandi Sudduth will be on hand to name a street in his honor and a 21-gun salute will be performed by an honor guard.

Gilmore’s mother, Patty, said the honor was very appreciated.

“We are so thankful the City of Jasper is thinking about us. We appreciate what people are doing. Keeping us in their prayers because it’s still sad, but I am thankful for everyone,” she said.

“We are just thrilled.”