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Schools Honor Veterans on 11-11-11

An incredible program, presented by American Legion Scott County Post 24, Georgetown & Scott County Museum and Scott County High School, shared the origin of Veterans Day and its significance in history.  First celebrated on November 11, 1918---what began as Armistice Day marked the end of World War I at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month.  This year, the annual program was just in time to mark the occasion of 11-11-11.

The program featured the American Legion Honor Guard, the Scott County High School Air Force JROTC, student musicians and guest performers as those in attendance paid tribute to each branch of the armed forces.  The eldest honoree present, born in 1919, served during World War II from 1942-1946.  Colonel Garnett Brown, Jr., USAF Ret. was the featured speaker.

Colonel Brown offered the multi-generation audience the answer to life's greatest test.  "Do the right thing."  He asked an interesting question, what is a veteran?  A veteran is an individual who gave a blank check to the United States of America worth a value up to, and including, their life.  That, according to Colonel Brown, is called honor.  Colonel Brown told the students of Scott County High School that young people are our hope and they could not have come along at a better time.

Duty, honor, country---we salute our veterans.

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