David Kierzek Theresa C Davis Edward F Storer Ralph Rader DP&L to stick with planned closings Preventing tax season identity theft 4-H awards 11 local scholarships Peebles Elementary holds Spirit Week Humane Society to hold Radio Auction Local business partners find historical treasure in old bank building DP&L employees meet with union leadership GE-Peebles Test Operation joins the campaign about Distracted Driving North Adams Elementary recognizes February Students of the Month Senior Profile: Sydney Michael Stars will shine for the 34th annual C-103 All-Star Game NAHS Track/XC host Shamrock Shuffle 5K Associated Press names All-Southeast District Teams Senior Profile: Hannah Howard Nice to finally be a small part of March Madness The tractor has always been special Jimmy Nelson Kathryn Boldman James E Downs Manchester grad enjoys a “Super” Experience Taking Adams County patriotism to the state capitol John P Sininger Jo Ann Hayslip Harvey U Schrock Eunice G. Burgess Senior Profile: Kaulen St Michael Cox Racing returns to Brushcreek on April 2 Southern Hills Athletic Conference holds Winter Sports Awards ceremony County provides multiple walking venues Adams County parks are tobacco-free Rhoads Memorial 5K Run/Walk is April 9 Peebles Elem. Staff of the Month Floyd E Maddy Raymond A Holt Derrick Poe Spencer E McFarland Mintie F Rogers Roberta Eylar Big Time Wrestling coming to NAHS Carl Tomlin CTC students help with storm clean-up Opening the door for high-tech jobs Jack R Slyger Thomas Stratton Jr Eastern Lady Warriors headed to Final Four Senior Profile: Logan Rogers Southern Hills Athletic Conference names 2016-17 All-Conference Basketball Teams Winchester PD continues assault on drugs Alonso joins Defender staff Sheriff to set up outpost in Manchester Johnson named OEDA Membership Chairperson Sherman E Young Ruth Jackman ‘Kitten Season’ comes to Ohio Manchester Council votes to disband PD Olde Wayside Inn under new management Two overdose on heroin Senior Profile: Ethan Parrett Adams/Brown Youth League holds postseason tourney Three nights of pain Furious rally falls short, Lady Devils again eliminated in Div. III district finals, 45-42 Oscar Moore Barbara J Finnegan Ohio Senate and House honor Miss Ohio USA Michael Eldridge Frances Towner Thelma R Williamson BREAKING NEWS: Manchester council votes to eliminate police department Before all dogs go to heaven Adaptive Bikes delivered in Adams County Adams County Junior Fair Market Hog Identification plans announced for 2017 Local couple takes ownership of two local businesses Jo Hanson to retire after nearly 50 years in banking Sierra Club, hero or villain? Greyhounds, Devils are runners-up in SHAC Tournaments Harold L Purdin Senior Profile: Jacob Wickerham 98-year old author publishes first book Early March storm packs destructive punch Jeeps rally in second half to end the Peebles season How about some post season awards? Thanks for all the great sports coverage PHS Principal hopes to expand students’ world view When spring becomes a promise Greg Lorenz Clay shoots the lights out, shoots down Greyhounds’ season Senior Profile: Savannah McFarland Devils put up a good fight, but fall to Portsmouth in sectional final, 50-43 Second half comeback sends Lady Devils to district finals for third straight year Butts honored by Southeast District Athletic Board North Adams Elementary holds Random Acts of Kindness Week Chester W Eyre BREAKING NEWS: March makes its entrance with force WUES kicks off Right to Read Week with guest readers WUHS students see Aronoff show on the life of Edgar Allan Poe Local high school seniors winners of Wendy’s Heisman Awards

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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