Veterans Day Celebration Held in Collinwood

Local American Legion members posted the colors at the Veterans Day Celebration, displaying flags from each branch of the U.S. Armed Forces.

   Wayne County’s annual Veterans Day Celebration was held in Collinwood last week on Veterans Day, November 11th. The event was moved from the Wayne County Veterans Park to the Collinwood Recreation Building due to the threat of inclement weather.

   Members of the Collinwood American Legion Post 254 hosted the event, with help from members of the Waynesboro American Legion Post 130. Several city, county, and state officials were on hand for the event, including Collinwood Mayor Glenn Brown, County Executive Jim Mangubat, State Representative David Byrd, State Senator Joey Hensley, and U.S. Congressman Mark Green. Wayne County veteran Larry Wright was the MC for the event, and the Collinwood High School Band and Wayne County High School Band performed the National Anthem.