Elmore County’s 11th Annual Tribute to Veterans

Veterans Day Small Poster 2019

For the eleventh consecutive year, Trinity Episcopal Church in Wetumpka will host Elmore County’s Annual Tribute to Veterans. This event is dedicated to the memory of all who served in the U.S. Military during the Korean War. Radioman Petty Officer 3rd Class (RM3) Edsel “Ed” Oneal Chalker, US Navy, and former member of Trinity Church will be memorialized for his service during the Korean War. Boy Scout Troop 50 will also honor Technical Sergeant (TSGT) Jesse C. Perkins, US Air Force veteran.

The concert will begin at 6:30 pm. Once again, the performances will delight the audiences with patriotic songs, lively entertainment, and personal recognition of veterans of all branches of service. The featured choir will be The Madrigal Voices of Montgomery under the direction of Gene Davis.

The “Gallery of Honor” will open at 4:00 pm on Monday, November 11, in Trinity Hall at Trinity Episcopal Church. The gallery will also be open during the reception after the concert. The gallery is designed to highlight the service of River Region veterans and to enlighten our community with military service and traditions. All veterans and family members are encouraged to bring service photos and memorabilia to be displayed in the Gallery. Those persons wishing to include items in the gallery must deliver and setup items no later than 3:30 pm on November 11.  For more information about participating in the “Gallery of Honor,” contact Gary Wright at (334) 224-7194.

The Annual Tribute to Veterans is endorsed by the Elmore County Commission’s office and is supported through donations from local businesses, individuals and Trinity Church. County Commissioner Mack Daugherty, a veteran and supporter, commented:

“In today’s fast-paced world, it is often easy to forget that all around the world, 24 hrs. a day, 7 days per week, American military personnel are on duty protecting the very freedoms that we enjoy and can easily take for granted. I pray that as a nation, we never fail to appreciate the veterans (past and present) and especially those that have paid the ultimate sacrifice.”

Attendance is free. Any veteran needing assistance with transportation to and from the event should contact Christy Cooper at (334) 567-7534.

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