veterans day 2021

November 10, 2021 | Ceoli Jacoby

Veterans Day 2021 Events

Veterans Day, observed annually on Nov. 11, honors all those who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there are over 40,000 veterans living in Montgomery County. Here’s a look at upcoming events commemorating their service to the country. Veterans Day Ceremony Join American Legion Daniel-Jeffers Post 247 for […]

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November 10, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Black World War II Vet Never Received Medal of Honor Despite Nomination; Clarksburg Widow Fights for His Legacy

As Veterans Day approaches, Joann Woodson, 92, of Clarksburg, continues to fight for her late husband. Cpl. Waverly Woodson Jr. served in the only all-Black unit to fight in Normandy on June 6, 1944. Despite his unquestioned heroism on Omaha Beach that day, he has never been awarded the Medal of Honor. It’s been more […]

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November 10, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

For Some Who Served, Veterans Day is ‘Like a Birthday’

When Bev Whitfield joined the U.S. Coast Guard in 1977, women and minorities were neither welcomed nor valued. “My first early years, I wasn’t treated as an equal,” she recalled 23 years after finishing her service. “But as I matured and gained more rank,” life in the military became more tolerable, she said. While proud […]

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November 8, 2021 | Michelle Queen

What’s Open, What’s Closed on Veterans Day in Montgomery County

Montgomery County government has posted the following holiday schedule for Thursday, Nov. 11 in observance of Veterans Day: County offices – Closed. Public Libraries – Closed. County-operated COVID-19 vaccination and testing centers – open regular hours. County liquor stores – All stores open from 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Ride On and Ride On extRa – will […]

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