Veterans Day Festivities that took place in 2011
 at the Veteran's Park, Columbus, NC


Polk County School Band

Milling around prior to the start of the festivities.

Wide view of the Veterans Memorial from the west side.

Another view of the memorial from the east side.

Honor Guard entering the grounds

Colors lead the way.

In position for the 21 gun salute.

VFW Commander Scott Camp  (Post 9116)

Looking around the grounds.

Prayer given by Rev. Robert Capps.

Singing the National Anthem is Karen Lawrence.

Kelsi Ravan leads in the Pledge of Alliance.

Jerry M. Russell offers remarks for the day.
Mr. Russell is from Saluda, NC.

Joyce Preston Recognition of the Poppy King ~ Ransom Ravan
and the Veterans of all branches of service.

Firing the 21 Gun Salute

Firing the 21 Gun Salute - 3 volleys of 7

Playing taps.

Honor Guard exiting grounds.

After the ceremony was over and just prior to the House of Flags Dedication.

Some of the dignitaries that were present for the House of Flags.

People who helped make it happen.

Robert M. Williamson, Chairman

Picture of the crowd for the dedication of the House of Flags.

Prayer by Dr. Robert Lair, Col. US Army, Ret.

Honor Guard

Sons of the American Revolution, Mecklenburg County NC

Sons of the American Revolution, Mecklenburg County NC

The Polk County Memorial VFW Post 9114 and Ladies Auxiliary wants to thank all Veterans for their service and for "Being a Veteran".

We pray for our Service Men and Women who are in harms way.

Remember Our Gold Star and Blue Star Mothers.

God Bless America and Our Troops!

Thanks to all that took part in today's program


Veterans of Foreign Wars

Thank you for your service.

You make American Proud!