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  • Writer's pictureBill Raines

Veterans Day Programs at various local schools on Friday

LAWRENCE COUNTY - NOVEMBER 10, 2022 - Veterans Day, in the United States, national holiday (November 11) honouring veterans of the armed forces and those killed in the country’s wars. The observance originated in 1919 on the first anniversary of the 1918 armistice that ended World War I and was known as Armistice Day. It was commemorated in 1921 with the burial of an unknown soldier from World War I at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia. Other countries that had lost soldiers in the conflict, such as Italy and Portugal, conducted similar ceremonies that year. The previous year, unknown soldiers had been interred at Westminster Abbey in London, England, and at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, France. Veterans Day is celebrated on Friday, November 11, 2022.( Source

On Friday many area schools are scheduled to have programs honoring the local veterans.

Last Friday, Bedford North Lawrence Lady Stars, Bedford North Lawrence Athletics, DAV and American Legion Post 33 honored the area veterans.

Lt. Colonel Cladie Bailey

During a presentation, the Lady Stars signed a basketball which was presented to Lieutenant Colonel Cladie Bailey Chapter 2 Disabled American Veterans. The basketball was presented by Madisyn Bailey who is the great-great niece of Lt. Colonel Claude Bailey.

Lt. Colonel Cladie Bailey, of Heltonville served during WW II and was killed by enemy grenade on April 20, 1945. For his service, he earned the Purple Heart, and Distinguished Service Cross with only the Medal of Honor being higher than the Distinguished Service Cross.

" As the state's oldest DAV Chapter, they are dedicated to serving our nations disabled veterans, proud to support the BNL Lady Stars, and honored to uphold the DAV mission station," said Brad Bough Lawrence County Veterans Affairs Officer.

" I also want to thank Athletic Director Jeff Callahan, Coach Jeff Allen, and Bedford North Lawrence Lady Stars,"

Brad Bough Lawrence County Veterans Affairs Officer

The basketball will be on display at the Veterans Affairs Office in the basebment of the Lawrence County courthouse.

Anyone wishing to become a member of the DAV Chapter, which is one of the state's oldest, you can attend one of the monthly meetings on the third Thursday of the month at 6:00 p.m. at Smokin Jims BBQ located at 1414 Bundy Lane in Bedford.

Veterans Day programs:

  • November 11th - American Legion Post 33 will be having a meal at 11:00 a.m. for Veterans and their wives, and widows.

  • November 14th - Golden Corral will be having a free meal for Veterans from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

  • Several schools will be having Veterans programs on Veterans Day

To honor your family who are veterans go to the Lawrence County Zephyr Facebook page and place their picture and comment about them in our comment section.

Join the Lawrence County Zephyr in honoring all of our Veterans.

Those wishing to honor their family members who are Veterans can do so by posting in the comment section of the Lawrence County Zephyr Facebook page.


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