Local Veteran's Day ceremony slated

The Elizabethton-Carter County Veterans War Memorial Committee will be sponsoring a Veteran's Day ceremony at the War Memorial at 11 a.m. today which will include both local and state officials.
   John Keys, Tennessee Commissioner of Veterans Affairs, and Quenton I. White, Tennesse Commissioner of Correction, are scheduled to lay the wreath in the ceremony at the Memorial. State Senator Rusty Crowe, chairman of the Joint Select Committee on Veterans Affairs, will be the keynote speaker.
   This year's ceremony will also feature a presentation of the Colors by the U.S. Marine Corps, a fly over by the Tennessee Air National Guard, a 21-gun salute, the playing of Taps by Elizabethton High School student Matthew Childers and a medley of songs by Loretta Bowers and the Phillipi Baptist Church Men's Chorus.
   David R. Ornduff, secretary-treasurer of the VWMC, will give a status report on the sale of bricks for the Carter County Veterans Walk of Honor which will be constructed next spring to honor members of the armed services from Carter County. The Elizabethton-Carter County War Memorial was dedicated on Veteran's Day in 2002 in recognition of 256 Carter Countians who made the ultimate sacrifice in all wars since World War I. The Walk of Honor is phase two of the project.