Veterans Day Service Monday
Fulton County resident William G. Hine will take the podium Monday as keynote speaker for the annual Veterans Day ceremony held outside the Fulton County Courthouse.
A retired United States Navy commander, Hine’s 20 years of active service included time in the Atlantic and Mediterranean seas aboard a Navy cargo ship, on three different diesel submarines and a nuclear attack submarine. He is also noted as having commanded a submarine and served as a weapons officer aboard a nuclear ballistic missile submarine.
In addition, Hine’s major command staffs ashore spanned com- mander in chief of Atlantic-Polaris Patrol Operations as well as deputy joint matters advisor to a three-star admiral/general who directed the joint staff in the organization of the Joint Chiefs of Staff at the Pentagon.
Extremely active in the community following his retirement, Hine currently serves on the Fulton County Food Basket Board of Directors, the Fulton County Medical Center Foundation and is president of the local unit of Gideons International and on the state cabinet of Gideons International.
Hine is a member of the Siloam United Methodist Church in Harrisonville, where he has served as a certified lay speaker, church treasurer and as a member of the pastor parish relations committee of the Harrisonville Charge.
Hine and his wife of almost 30 years, Dr. Louise McDaniel-Hine, reside in the Harrisonville area. Their blended family includes four adult children and six adult grandchildren.
The Veterans Day program will get under way November 11 at 11 a.m. with American Legion Post #561 Cmdr. Donald Butterbaugh serving as master of ceremonies. Placement of the wreath donated by the Decker family will be by Butterbaugh and George C. Cutchall, who respectively serve as commanders of American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #655.
The Forbes Road and Mc- Connellsburg high school bands overseen by directors Ryan Wade and Greg Strine, will provide the music for the event. Meanwhile, the Fulton Honor Guard will offer the salute to honored dead and will retire the colors. The Honor Guard is led by Capt. Mike DeShong.
In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will be relocated to the American Legion. Refreshments will be offered at the legion immediately following the event.