Governor to speak at Veteran’s Day program

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, November 1, 2005

Alabama Gov. Bob Riley will be in Columbiana Sunday for the annual Veterans Day Remembrance.

The ceremony is set for Nov. 6 at 1 p.m. on the lawn of the Shelby County Courthouse.

The event is being sponsored by the South Shelby Chamber of Commerce.

Chamber director Stacy Walkup said a special invitation is being extended to local veterans and their families.

She said she was excited about the governor’s visit as the Columbiana veteran’s event was one of only a few which he would be able to attend.

Also on the program will be Shelby County resident and Alabama State Auditor Beth Chapman.

Strings &8216;N’ Things will provide music before and after the program.

Paula Head will sing the National Anthem and &8220;How Great Thou Art.&8221;

Junior ROTC members from Shelby County High School and Vincent High School will present the colors at the event while Boy Scout Troop 560 of Columbiana will raise the flag and Girl Scout Troop 169 will distribute programs.

Following the program, children in attendance are invited to meet the governor for a photo on the steps of the Columbiana United Methodist Church.

The South Shelby Chamber makes an effort every year to honor local veterans.

The Veterans Day Remembrance event, in fact, on Nov. 6 will be held beside Shelby County’s veterans’ monument.

The monument was dedicated in 1954 to honor those in Shelby County who have given their lives serving in the U.S. armed forces during World War I, World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War.

On the Monument

World War I (1917-18)

John G. Bailey

Girome Blankenship

Luther P. Crim

Jake Evans

James W. Fancher

James J. Fortenbury

Odie L. Fowler

James Clett Hendrick

Willie Joseph Holloway

Albert G. Hudson

Ocie Womack Jones

Oso Lonnie Jones

Elva M. Jordan

William Thomas Lee

Walter Logan

Charles Luther Martin

James R. Milstead

William P. Ozley

Harlan Palmer

Ira P. Patterson

Arthur T. Pope

George Ramsey

Martin Dewey Seale

Edward Hubert Shirley

Winfred Shirley

Thomas L. Smith

Jesse H. Taylor

Ernest A. Turner

Leon Ware

George O. Watts

Stanley Zolesky

World War II (1941-45)

Joe Adams

Curtis Alexander

Dumes Alexander

Jasper B. Askins

Jack C. Bailey

Robert H. Barnes Jr.

Arlton E. Bearden

Melvin Boyd Jr.

Clarence F. Brantley

Howard J. Brasher

James F. Brasher Jr.

Silas J.T. Brasher

Aubrey Cahson

Marshall R. Carpenter

John Clay

Jack Collins

Arthar Reed Collum

William L. Cox

Carl J. Crawford

Lynwood W. Cross

Robert L. Davis

Conrad C. Dean

Webb Lee Eady

John M. Fullman

William E. Ford

Dewell B. Fulgham

James W. Gaither

Louis Glass

Vernon L. Goodwin

James H. Green

Max O. Holcombe

Ordis Oliver Hollis

Joseph Hutchson

H.W. Beane

Edgar Connell

Tildon D. Jenkins

Arthur Wayne Lauderdale

Woodrow Lawley

Appleton Lee

James Pat Lee

Roland O. Lee

Francis M. Leonard

Samuel R. Lester

Andrew A. Lowery

James Clay Lucas

Lee D. Lucas Jr.

Milton M. Martin

Henry C. Mathis Jr.

Gordon Merrill

Herbert L. Morgan

Wilbur Lee Naish

Guy T. O’Kelley

Charles H. Patterson

David H. Prestridge

Furman B. Prothro

Carl E. Raybo

Thomas M. Reynolds Jr.

Joe F. Rich

Newton J. Riley

Thomas F. Seale

Darius A. Sims

Edward S. Smith

James Smith

Lloyd George Smith

Luther L. Smith

Marion F. Smitherman

Robert W. Smitherman

Gilford Vassar Jr.

Earnest F. Walker

John B. Ward

Albert West

Morris M. West

Charles Wooten

Miller A. Yates Jr.

Korean War (1950-53)

Arnold G. Davis

John W. Freeman

James Willard Garner

Merritt Gray

Charles T. Horton

O.C. Marcus Jr.

William Earnest Marold

John H. Morris Jr.

Robert H. Overton

Walter Partridge Jr.

Howard E. Wallace

L.B. Woodson

Vietnam War (1964-75)

Will D. Billings

Josslyn F. Blakely Jr.

Claude M. Bunch

Oscar A. Connell

Emmett L. Davis

William Stragne