Gadsden County is home to more than its share of military heroes, it seems, from the brave Maroon fighters who manned the so-called Negro Fort following the War of 1812 to dozens of young men and women just coming home from harrowing stints in Afghanistan, Iraq and other conflict zones. At no time of year is the vastness and diversity of the local veteran population more apparent than on Veterans Day, when communities countywide honor their brave warriors from all branches of the U.S. military. This Veterans Day – this past Monday, November 11, at the traditional “11th hour” (i.e., 11 a.m.) – was no exception. The only hitch? You can’t be at two Veterans Day services at the same time. Here’s a glimpse of what you missed at the services you couldn’t attend Monday.
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Havana – Photos by G. Kemp
Quincy – Photos courtesy BOCC/GCSO
Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office unveils new veteran tribute cruiser – Photos courtesy GCSO
Chattahoochee – Photos courtesy J. Glass/CMS