2008-11-06 / Front Page

Veterans Day Observed Next Tues.

11 a.m. ceremonies at courthouse
STAFF REPORT

An officer with the United States Army is scheduled to give the keynote address at this year's Veterans Day obeservance Nov. 11 at the Fulton County Courthouse in Mc- Connellsburg.

Col. Tricia Anslow, deputy chief of staff for engineering with the Arkansas National Guard, will speak at the 11 a.m. cerermony honoring military veterans.

Col. Anslow was deployed with the 20th Airborne Engineer Brigade during the Gulf War and, in October 2006, was deployed to Iraq as commander for the 875th Combat Engineer Battalion. The unit served as the Corps' Route Clearance Battalweight ion for the 411th and 20th Engineer Brigades and cleared more than 1,500 IEDs.

The coporal's awards and decorations include the Bronze Star, Combat Action Badge and Parachutist Badge. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in geography from the United States Military Academy, a Bachelor of Science degree in biology earned at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, and a Master of Science degree in water resource planning from Johns Hopkins University.

Also participating will be the Fulton Honor Guard, the Central Fulton and Forbes Road school district high school bands, master of ceremonies and VFW Post Cmdr. Clair Traxler, and Fulton Honor Guard chaplin Robert C. Snyder delivering the invocation and benediction.

Veterans Day observances are sponsored each year by Bishop- Raker VFW Post 655 and American Legion Post 561.

The event will be followed by light refreshments at the VFW.

If it rains, organizers say the Veterans Day program will be held at the VFW on Poplar Street.

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