Governor Jim Justice and First Lady Cathy Justice hosted a “Once and Future Patriots West Virginia youth salute to veterans” ceremony at the WV Capitol Complex’s Culture Center Theater on Nov. 8 in advance of Veterans Day. Complete video of event can be seen blow. The West Virginia National Guard’s 249th Army Band performed patriot songs throughout the afternoon, and WV Arts, Culture & History Curator Randall Reid-Smith served as the programs host. On display at the ceremony were 20 winning cards submitted by school children from West Virginia for First Lady Cathy Justice’s Thank a Veteran contest. Children from the third, fourth, and fifth graders from 54 schools from across WV (from 24 counties) created over 2,700 cards for this years First Lady’s Artist Series.
Princeton WV residents lined the streets to Honor area veterans during Annual Veterans Day Parade. [Gallery/Video]
Area residents enjoyed a beautiful Monday morning Veterans Day to pay respects to Veterans from across the region. Several area schools bands, students, businesses and veterans participated in the parade. Enjoy some photos from the event below. Have a Blessed day. God Bless America!
Just wanted to post a Thank You to Chief Gray for pulling over today, to assist me today at Princeton’s Town Square.
I had passed this American Flag several times since it was lowered for last week on Patriots Day on September 2019. It had not been raised back up, and was getting tangled in the tree now for days. After fixing it, we walked back to my vehicle, looked back & both said thinking, that’s a lot better. It was again flying proudly uninhibited in the wind. When I had waved him down, Chief Gray could’ve ignored me by saying that he would radio over to public works to send someone out to fix it. Which could’ve been days longer, or even forgotten due to something inadvertently. He helped, while putting up with me venting, he didn’t ignore me (too that much Thanks).
Veterans enjoyed the day attending the Inaugural Hero Games at the Beckley Veterans Medical Center [Gallery]
Beckley VAMC (WV) hosted it’s first annual Hero Games at the Medical Center today. Approximately 60 veterans attended and participated in the activities that were held. The event allows veterans to spend time with other veterans, while competing in various competitions. An awards ceremony was held to finish up the event after the festivities. There were several organizations that supported the games; with many of them on hand enjoying the day.
“REMEMBER our fallen U.S. veterans. HONOR those who serve. TEACH your children the value of freedom.”
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Congressional Medal of Honor Society Reception hosted by President Donald J. Trump in the East Room, Wednesday, September 12th, 2018.
President Trump addressed the Salute to Service Dinner at The Greenbrier Resort, White Sulphur Springs, WV
President Donald Trump made his fifth visit to the Mountain State on Tuesday, July 3rd, for the Salute to Service dinner event held at the historic Greenbrier Resort. The Greenbrier Classic had been rebranded as A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier, and this inaugural dinner event was meant to honor the countless men and women who served their country. Jim Nantz gave the opening remarks of the evening and asked the servicemen and women to stand for their recognition. Following Nantz was Governor Jim Justice, a noted supporter and personal friend of the President. Governor Jim Justice introduced President Trump with a glowing introduction.