Military banners dedicated in West Jeff

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(Posted Nov. 12, 2019)

By Dedra Cordle, Staff Writer

On Nov. 9, dozens of West Jefferson residents braved the blustery weather to attend the public dedication of banners that honor local military veterans. The banners, displayed on light poles along Main Street, show the honorees’ names, photos, military branches and years served. The banners were a fundraising project for the West Jefferson Mural Committee, whose goal is to facilitate the creation of murals in downtown West Jefferson.

Howard Wade Jr., chairman of the West Jefferson Mural Committee, stands beneath the banner that honors his father, Howard Wade Sr.
Jim Saunders (left) salutes the flag as fellow American Legion Post 201 Honor Guard members Bob Penry and Terri Kovalchik present at the banner dedication ceremony.
Members of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7005 stand at attention as the names of the 64 local veterans pictured on the banners are read.

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