GREENBRIER COUNTY W.Va. (WVDN) – This is one time of the year that the world will slow down a little and remember the sacrifices made by men and women everywhere. The old adage by Korean War Veteran Howard William Osterkamp of Ohio, still rings true to this day; “All gave some. Some gave all.”
In Greenbrier County, citizens honor local veterans in many ways throughout the year, such as White Sulphur Springs’ ‘‘Roads of Honor’ banners and fishing tournaments. You can see the treasured faces of veterans every time you drive through town. This tribute was spearheaded by veteran Richard Streck in 2017. Veteran Butch Moran started helping Richard in the early part of 2018. Bo Belshee also started helping them with the computer/ordering part of the project. There are currently 250 plus banners in White Sulphur Springs.
Here is a compiled list of events honoring local beloved heroes. Head out to one of these events to show your appreciation for these fine folks.
WVSOM AMOPS – Tuesday, Nov. 7 at 5 p.m. A free dinner will be held in the student center.
Ronceverte Elementary School – Thursday, Nov. 9 lunch will be served at 12:15 pm, in the cafeteria then coffee and dessert in the art room. Immediately following that is a special program at 1 p.m.
Greenbrier East High School and JROTC – An annual ceremony will be held on Thursday, Nov. 9 at 10 a.m.
White Sulphur Springs Elementary School – Thursday, Nov. 9 at 8 a.m., a free breakfast will be served with a special concert performed by the children, afterward at 8:30 a.m.
White Sulphur Springs – A veteran’s parade will begin at Noon with chili, soup, and beverages immediately following at Old Mill Park. The parade begins on Ingleside Avenue and continues West through Main Street. The event is sponsored by Madam Mayor; Kathy Glover.
Lewisburg Elementary School – Teachers and students welcome veterans for a free breakfast at 8 a.m. and a special program at 9.
Spare Time Bowling Alley- Nov. 11, from 5-10 p.m., veterans receive a free game of bowling and 20% off the Spare Time Sports Bar & Grille, with a valid ID. A raffle for various items will be held at 8. p.m. Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20, All proceeds will be donated to Healing Waters Fly Fishing.
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