Wall of Heroes returns

Published 10:19 am Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Courthouse to honor vets with photographic exhibit

For the third year county commission administrator Tami Goody will put up the Wall of Heroes, displaying photographs of Lawrence County veterans who have served in any branch of the military at any time.

“Every year people bring in photos and it keeps growing,” she said.

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Goody plans to start putting up the photographs on the wall by the Lawrence County Educational Service Center on the third floor of the courthouse next week.

“Anyone can bring in a photo and we will make a copy and let them take back the original or we will keep the original, if they like,” she said.

Ninety-five years ago President Woodrow Wilson declared Nov. 11, as Armistice Day, marking the end of World War I. That subsequently was renamed Veterans Day.

At noon on Friday, Nov. 7 there will be a veterans’ ceremony by the Wall of Heroes with actress-educator Mitzi Sinnott. Sinnott, who has been touring with her one-woman show, “Snapshot,” plans to do a scene from the play that delves into her father’s experience in the Vietnam War.

On Tuesday, Nov. 11, the VFW Post 8850 will have its Veterans Day ceremony at the Soldier’s Plot in Woodland Ceremony at 11 a.m., following the traditional end of World War I on the 11th day of the 11th month at the 11th hour.

Anyone wanting to contribute a photograph to the courthouse wall can do so by contacting Goody at the commission chambers on the third floor.