Clay County's Veterans Appreciation Day on Saturday Has Full Slate Of Events

Apr 13, 2018

Clay County has a big day planned. It’s hosting its Second Annual Veterans Appreciation Day on Saturday, April 14, at the Thrasher-Horne Center.

Nearly two hundred vendors will be on hand along with a series of performers at the Center, located at 283 College Drive in Orange Park.

There will also be a series of guest speakers that include Congressman Ted Yoho and Navy Region southeast Command Master David C. Twiford.

Schedule

Opening Ceremony 9:25 am -  VEMA Motorcycle Escort (outside sidewalk)

Main Stage (9:30-10:20 am)

Welcome (Chairman Rollins)

Invocation (Sheriff Daniels)

Present Colors (Ridgeview High NJROTC Color Guard)

National Anthem (Lyndie Burris)

Pledge of Allegiance (Amelia Claire Plante and her grandfather Commander John R. Carter, USN, retired)

Guest Speaker Master Chief Twiford (Introduced by Commissioner Bolla)

Flag Folding Ceremony (FAVS-Filipino American veteran society)

Remainder of Main Stage Performance Schedule

10:20 - 10:30 - Lyndie Burris

10:30 - 10:40 - Speaker/Retired Captain Clarence E. Hill (Introduced by Commissioner Cella)

10:40 - 10:50 - Speaker/Cynde Covington (POW/MIA Cecil Field) (Introduced by Commissioner Cella)

10:50 - 11:00 - Cassidy Lee

11:05 - 11:40 - George Aspinall Band

11:45 - 12:00 - Speaker/Congressman Yoho (Introduced by Commissioner Hendry)

12:05 - 12:25 - Miss Marie's Kids

12:25 - 12:40 - Speaker/Command Sergeant Major Michele S. Jones (Introduced by Commissioner Hutchings)

12:45 - 01:15 - Swing Sisters

01:20 - 02:00 - Atlantic City Boys

Closing Remarks - Commissioner

Break-Out Room Schedule

10:15 – 11:00 - Federal Employment Class

11:05 – 11:45 - Car Buying Class

11:50 – 12:20 - Camp Blanding Presentation & Video (Gregory Parsons)

12:30 – 01:30 - Home Buying Class

01:30 – 02:00 –Cyber Safety Presentation (Clay County Sheriff’s Office)

Outside Performance

11:30 – CCSO K-9 Demonstration

Ongoing outside performance by the First Coast Highlanders Pipes & Drums

Additional information about Veterans Appreciation Day is available on this Clay County webpage.

Bill Bortzfield can be reached at bbortzfield@wjct.org, 904-358-6349 or on Twitter at @BortzInJax.

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