Nearly 100 attendees came out to the Paul D. Camp Community College Regional Workforce Development Center in Franklin to hear the patriotic sounds of the 392nd Army Band of Fort Lee. The salute to veterans in our community was sponsored by the College’s Office of Student Activities.
“It was a delight to see so many people in attendance this year,” said Student Activities Coordinator Dr. MeChelle Blunt. “The community was well-represented and the band’s performance was outstanding.” Colors were presented by the Franklin High School JROTC Color Guard. Mesha Bullock, a student at S.P. Morton Elementary School, led the National Anthem. She was escorted by her grandmother, Joyce Carrington Ralph, who is also a veteran.
The Suffolk Chapter of the Links Inc. hosted a reception following the patriotic program.
Members of the 392nd Army Band of Fort Lee joined members of the Suffolk Chapter of the Links Inc. Sarah J. Walden, from left, Marvia Goode and Kula Liggins, right, and Student Activities Coordinator Dr. MeChelle Blunt, fourth from right, for a photo during the reception.
Mesha Bullock, a fifth grader at S.P. Morton Elementary School, led the audience in the National Anthem.