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Veterans Day Program at Old Hempstead County Courthouse

By Mark Keith, 11/11/22 11:57 AM

Despite the threat of rain, a good crowd turned out for the Veterans Day Program at the old Hempstead County Courthouse Friday.  County Judge Jerry Crane emceed the event.  Nathaniel Crane brought the prayer, Scout Troop 5 presented the colors,and Shelley Keith sang the National Anthem.

Herbert Ross of American Legion Post#427 introduced the guest speaker, State Representative Danny Watson.  Watson thanked those present for their service and also recounted how one of his neighbors was killed in Vietnam in 1968.  Watson said at that point he realized what it meant when someone gives the ultimate sacrifice for their country.  He also shared information about recent legislation his fellow representatives have enacted on behalf of veterans in Arkansas.

Following the program, those present enjoyed a hot dog lunch.