2009-11-05 / Front Page

Lt. Colonel To Speak At Veterans Day Observance

11 a.m. ceremony at courthouse
STAFF REPORT

An officer with the United States Army is scheduled to give the keynote address at this year’s Veterans Day observance Nov. 11 at the Fulton County Courthouse in McConnellsburg.

Lt. Col. Jeff Powell, a student at the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, Pa., will speak at the 11 a.m. cerermony honoring military veterans.

Powell has served in a variety of assignments in joint and multi-national commands located throughout the world, including Afghanistan, Bosnia, Croatia, Germany, Iraq, Italy and Kosovo. He first entered active duty in 1983 and after his initial enlistment, he joined the Maine National Guard, where he served as a combat engineer while attending the University of Maine.

After graduation, Powell was commissioned a second lieutenant and re-entered active duty as a field artillery man. He has participated in the Army’s Comptrollership Program, where he earned his Master of Business Administration degree and was reassigned as a resource manager.

Powell lives in Carlisle with his wife, Marie, and daughter Olivia. His son, Joshua, is a seaman recruit on active duty in the U.S. Navy.

Also participating in the annual ceremony are the Fulton Honor Guard, master of ceremonies and American Legion Post Cmdr. George Black, and Fulton Honor Guard chaplin Robert C. Snyder, who will deliver the invocation and benediction.

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

The event will be followed by light refreshments at the American Legion, 411 North Fifth Street, McConnellsburg.

If it rains, organizers say the Veterans Day program will be held at the American Legion.

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