This third annual observance of Veterans Appreciation and POW/MIA Remembrance Day will be held Saturday, Sept. 10. it will kickoff with a parade down Main Street in Pomeroy led by the Legion Color Guard and Grand Marshall Nathan Biggs, a World War II veteran.
Several high school bands, military units, veterans organizations and fire equipment of the area’s volunteer fire departments are expected to participate. Those wishing to take part are asked to contact Bill Spaun, (740) 416-5995, or Del Pullins, (740) 985-3669.
It is requested that entries be of a patriotic nature. Political units are not being accepted, and throwing candy or other objects is discouraged. The parade will form in the area of the football field at 9 a.m. and will move out promptly at 10 a.m.
After the parade, events will take place on the parking lot on and near the stage. The program will begin with a ceremonial flag raising. Lt. Col. Brent Clark (retired) will be the speaker, there will be special music, a 21-gun salute will be given, and a ceremonial wreath will be placed on the Ohio River. A fly-over of a C-130 Hercules will do a flyover at approximately 11:45 a.m.
Units from the Coast Guard and the Army National Guard will be on display on the parking lot along with food vendors.
“Everyone is invited to join in paying honor to those who have served in the military, to those who lost their lives in the attack on the Twin Towers, and those who assisted in the rescue effort,” said Pullins.