Madison Doyle, story and photos:
Local Veterans were honored today at Edmonson County High School during the annual Veterans Day Program.
The program began with opening remarks from Principal Jonathan Williams, and FFA President Johnathan Vincent leading the crowd in the Pledge of Allegiance. The ECHS Band then performed the National Anthem, and later also performed "God Bless America" and "American Heroes." The ECHS Choir also gave a performance of "America the Beautiful."
Vice Principal Nikki Culbreth introduced the Voice of Democracy Essay winners to read their essays to the audience. Cariann Williams was the first place winner, Addison Browning won second place winner, and Peyton Manor won third place. Each winner received a cash price; $200 for third, $300 for second, and $500 for first.
Mr. John Vincent, VFW State Commander, then presented VFW Post 6937 with a special award.
Edwin Vincent was the special guest speaker today. Vincent is a former US Air Force Chief Master Sergeant, retired Post 6937.
Mrs. Nikki Culbreth gave closing remarks, and an ECHS Band Performer played "Taps".
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