Grand Marshals selected for West Union Fourth of July Parade Adams County, Maysville Vet team up to save injured dog Michael S Knauff Victor P Price Success builds from the bottom up Finalists named for 2017 Fair Queen Contest William Glenn DeWine, Reader Call For Tips in Rhoden Murder Investigation MHS principal to take superintendent post Peebles Skate Park now a reality 2017-18 Fur and Feather Ambassadors named Caley Grooms is Cattlemen’s Beef Ambassador Dr. Mueller leaving Health Department’s free clinic Hourglass Quilt Barn returning to Adams County Lung, Thornburg are First Team All-District selections North Adams hosts annual Boys Basketball Camps Walk-off winner Wanda Hill George D Johnson Life can be a juggling act My favorite thing to do on the farm Wolves in Adams County! Ronald L Wedmore Three lessons from Dad Donald D Morgan Wenstrup uninjured in Virginia shooting Portman staff to hold grant funding workshop Raymond E Applegate Keeping the Peebles tradition alive Back on the hardwood, local hoops squads compete in Monday Night League Seven county athletes recognized as All-SHAC Baseball honorees Stepping to the podium Lady Hounds host Youth Volleyball Camp Senior Profile: Bryan Young Junior Deputy Boot Camps kick off in Manchester Hayes pleads “not guilty” to 109 counts Six-year-old girl finds long-lost class ring Jefferson Alumni awards annual scholarships Paul Tate Jr Marcus I Cox Jewell Gill James M Hill Jr Jeffrey S Jones Samuel A Disher Jack Sterling BREAKING NEWS: Parents face charges after son overdoses on opiate License Hikes and Tall Turkey Tales Danger under every rock Reigning Miss Ohio USA will judge 2017 Adams County Fair Queen Pageant Gordley’s hoops career will continue at Mount St. Joseph Russell C Newman Kenneth C Thurman George Uebel Summer Reading Program underway Honor Flight carries local veteran to DC When rescuers become victims Passing the torch, West Union hosts week-long basketball camp for future Dragons SENIOR PROFILE: Sara Knechtly Terry L Powell Willie Shreffler James C Fitzpatrick Senior Profile: Austin Parks Six countians named to All-SHAC Softball squad Lady Indians get summer camp season underway Memorial Day services pay tribute to local veterans WUHS Steel Band will perform at Bogart’s SSCC announces Honors Lists for spring semester Peebles Elementary releases Honor Roll for final nine weeks West Union Elementary announces Honor Roll for fourth nine weeks Back to State! Mom calls daughter “living proof” seat belts save lives Rent-2-Own donation means new soccer scoreboard at WUHS NAHS student selected for Engineering Summer Camp Southern Hills Athletic Conferences honors Spring Sports athletes Senior Profile: Kailyn Boyd Madison Welch receives Riffle Scholarship Junior Achievement Volunteers visit county’s seventh graders Marcella J Abbott James Ratliff Gladys Davitz Harry G Shupert Memories on Memorial Day A soldier’s story, a family’s grief Thank You for your sacrifice Seaman community honors local veterans with special tribute Former PES teacher dies in tragic accident All County Senior Citizens Day celebrated Parks signs with SSCC Soccer Senior Profile: Lexie Bunn Jessie Rodgers Memorial Day services set for county Truly our greatest generation Bertha Lashley Maia Swartz Jessie Rodgers Errors spell the end of Devils’ baseball season Senior Profile: Carry Hayslip Lady Hounds’ season ends with tourney loss to Paint Valley North Adams hosts Youth Volleyball Camp Time to get “Stroke Savvy”

Honoring our heroes

On Wednesday, Nov. 11 people across America honored those who have served in the armed forces for Veterans Day. In Adams County, veterans and members of local American Legions, Ladies Auxiliaries, VFW Posts, the Adams County Honor Guard, and visitors gathered on the lawn of the Adams County Courthouse for the annual parade and ceremony.

First Sergeant and Vietnam veteran George Biely served as Master of Ceremonies for the event.

PFC Andy Bell, a 1987 graduate of North Adams High School gave the opening and closing prayers.

Sergeant Richard Bell, Army Special Forces was the guest speaker for the event.

Bell spoke of the need to reawaken the American people’s sense of patriotism.

“I was raised going to veterans’ parades, and I was taught to respect our flag,” he told the crowd. “Patriotism doesn’t just happen, it must be promoted and defended, and passed down to our children, we must all be willing to stand for the cause of freedom.” Bell served in the first Iraq War.

The Adams County Liberty Band performed for the event and J.J. Whitley played the always solemn “Taps” at the conclusion of the ceremony.

Veterans Day was originally called Armistice Day when the world celebrated the end of WWI, which occurred on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918.

On May 26, 1954, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed a bill into law naming Armistice Day a national holiday for all veterans, and Congress amended the bill on June 1, 1954, renaming the holiday “Veterans Day”.

The People’s Defender salutes all who served and were honored on this special day of the year.

While other veterans stood at salute, J.J. Whitley solemly played “Taps” as part of the Veterans Day program on the courthouse square.
http://www.peoplesdefender.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/web1_Vets1.jpgWhile other veterans stood at salute, J.J. Whitley solemly played “Taps” as part of the Veterans Day program on the courthouse square. Mark Carpenter | People’s Defender

Richard Bell was the keynote speaker at the Nov. 11 Veterans Day program on the courthouse square in West Union. Bell spoke of patriotism, valor, and the importance of the United States flag.
http://www.peoplesdefender.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/web1_Vets2.jpgRichard Bell was the keynote speaker at the Nov. 11 Veterans Day program on the courthouse square in West Union. Bell spoke of patriotism, valor, and the importance of the United States flag. Mark Carpenter | People’s Defender

The Veterans Day parade down Main Street in West Union was a celebration for all generations, as veteran Robert Lewis marched the parade route, accompanied by his granddaughters Addison and Chesnee Ayres.
http://www.peoplesdefender.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/web1_Vet3.jpgThe Veterans Day parade down Main Street in West Union was a celebration for all generations, as veteran Robert Lewis marched the parade route, accompanied by his granddaughters Addison and Chesnee Ayres. Mark Carpenter | People’s Defender
American Legion hosts parade and program on courthouse square

By Patricia Beech

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