Hanover County will honor its military veterans on Veterans Day, which is November 11, with a ceremony to begin at 2 p.m. The annual Veterans Day observance will be held at Hanover Wayside Park.
The guest speaker will be Columbus Pollard, U.S. Army Veteran. Mr. David Ambrogi, President of the Mechanicsville Lions Club will lay the Memorial Wreath, escorted by the commanders of the American Legion Post 175 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9808. Veterans of the Hanover County Sheriff’s Department Honor Guard will perform the Rifle Salute. George Navas, Chairman of the Hanover County Veterans Memorial Committee, will serve as Master of Ceremonies and Mike Knox, Air Force Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9808, will lead the Pledge of Allegiance.
Memorial and Honorary Pavers will be available for purchase at the event for a discounted cost of $75.
Dedicated in 2007, the Hanover Veterans Memorial honors Hanover military veterans who were killed in hostile action from World War I to the present day, and those who have or are currently serving in the Armed Forces.
Hanover Wayside Park is located on U.S. Rt. 301 about a mile north of Hanover High School. 8225 Hanover Wayside Road Hanover, Virginia 23069.
For more information about this ceremony or about the Hanover Veterans Memorial, please call Hanover County Parks and Recreation at 365-7150 or email [email protected].