MT. VERNON (WRXX) – The Mt. Vernon VFW Post 9233 will host its 31st Annual Veteran’s Day program at 10 a.m. Friday in Veteran’s Park at the Rolland-Lewis Community Building in Mt. Vernon.
Mt. Vernon Mayor John Lewis will read proclamations for Veteran’s Day and the Annual Poppy Day fundraiser that supports local veteran needs.
VFW member Steve Willis will be the featured speaker of the day. Special guests will include Mayor Lewis, council members Sherry Walker West, who will sing the National Anthem, the Third Grade Choir from the Mt. Vernon Primary Center led by Kristen Witges, local scouting organizations and other Mt. Vernon veteran organizations.
Gold Star Mother Cheryl Price Hunsell will also attend Friday’s event. She’ll place roses on a field of green in front of memorial monuments honoring each military branch of service in remembrance of their individual sacrifice to this country.