PHOTOS: Gallia honors its veterans


The South Gallia FFA honor guard presented flag folding ceremonies Nov. 10 at South Gallia High School and Hannan Trace Elementary School. The folded flags were presented to Janetta Simpson, Bill Mangus, Scott Lear and Natasha Adkins. Pictured are members of the local color guards and the South Gallia FFA members: President Mikayla Poling, Vice President Ashley Northup, Secretary Riley Sanders, Keeper of the flame Alyssa Stapleton, Treasurer Mariah Hineman, Sentinel Nathan Colburn, members Carrie Watson, Justine Bowers, Maggie Wallace, Chad Bostic and Courtney Haner. (Courtesy photo)


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The Marine Corps League of Mason, Meigs and Gallia counties was well-represented Wednesday in the Veterans Day parade in Gallipolis. Michael Johnson | Daily Tribune


Michael Johnson | Daily Tribune

Students line Second Avenue in downtown Gallipolis on Wednesday to watch the annual Veterans Day parade. Michael Johnson | Daily Tribune


Michael Johnson | Daily Tribune

Members of the Cadot-Blessing Camp 126 Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War dress is period uniforms of the Grand Army of the Republic during Veterans Day ceremonies Wednesday in Gallipolis City Park. The group’s members are all able to trace their lineage to a Civil War veteran. It is not a re-enactment group, although some members do participate in re-enactments if they so desire. Michael Johnson | Daily Tribune


Michael Johnson | Daily Tribune

Retired U.S. Army 1st Sgt. Donald L. Walker and his wife, Jennifer Walker, listen to speeches and other happenings the annual Veterans Day ceremony Wednesday morning in Gallipolis City Park. Earlier in the day, 1st Sgt. Walker talked with students at Gallia Academy Middle School, saying that one of the most important things he ever received while serving overseas on assignment were letters from family, friends and students. Michael Johnson | Daily Tribune


Michael Johnson | Daily Tribune

Veterans from the various branches of service lead off the Veterans Day parade along Second Avenue in downtown Gallipolis. Michael Johnson | Daily Tribune


Michael Johnson | Daily Tribune

River Valley High School Marching Band was the first of the local schools to present patriotic songs to the crowd during the annual Veterans Day parade in Gallipolis. Dean Wright | Daily Tribune


Dean Wright | Daily Tribune

Gallia Academy High School Marching Band strode their hometown streets with pride as band members lent their talent to the days festivities. Dean Wright | Daily Tribune


Dean Wright | Daily Tribune

South Gallia High School Marching Band rounded out the three marching bands for the day as they traveled north to support Gallia County community veterans. Dean Wright | Daily Tribune


Dean Wright | Daily Tribune

The South Gallia FFA honor guard presented flag folding ceremonies Nov. 10 at South Gallia High School and Hannan Trace Elementary School. The folded flags were presented to Janetta Simpson, Bill Mangus, Scott Lear and Natasha Adkins. Pictured are members of the local color guards and the South Gallia FFA members: President Mikayla Poling, Vice President Ashley Northup, Secretary Riley Sanders, Keeper of the flame Alyssa Stapleton, Treasurer Mariah Hineman, Sentinel Nathan Colburn, members Carrie Watson, Justine Bowers, Maggie Wallace, Chad Bostic and Courtney Haner.

(Courtesy photo)

The Marine Corps League of Mason, Meigs and Gallia counties was well-represented Wednesday in the Veterans Day parade in Gallipolis.

Michael Johnson | Daily Tribune

Students line Second Avenue in downtown Gallipolis on Wednesday to watch the annual Veterans Day parade.

Michael Johnson | Daily Tribune

Members of the Cadot-Blessing Camp 126 Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War dress is period uniforms of the Grand Army of the Republic during Veterans Day ceremonies Wednesday in Gallipolis City Park. The group’s members are all able to trace their lineage to a Civil War veteran. It is not a re-enactment group, although some members do participate in re-enactments if they so desire.

Michael Johnson | Daily Tribune

Retired U.S. Army 1st Sgt. Donald L. Walker and his wife, Jennifer Walker, listen to speeches and other happenings the annual Veterans Day ceremony Wednesday morning in Gallipolis City Park. Earlier in the day, 1st Sgt. Walker talked with students at Gallia Academy Middle School, saying that one of the most important things he ever received while serving overseas on assignment were letters from family, friends and students.

Michael Johnson | Daily Tribune

Veterans from the various branches of service lead off the Veterans Day parade along Second Avenue in downtown Gallipolis.

Michael Johnson | Daily Tribune

River Valley High School Marching Band was the first of the local schools to present patriotic songs to the crowd during the annual Veterans Day parade in Gallipolis.

Dean Wright | Daily Tribune

Gallia Academy High School Marching Band strode their hometown streets with pride as band members lent their talent to the days festivities.

Dean Wright | Daily Tribune

South Gallia High School Marching Band rounded out the three marching bands for the day as they traveled north to support Gallia County community veterans.

Dean Wright | Daily Tribune

The South Gallia FFA honor guard presented flag folding ceremonies Nov. 10 at South Gallia High School and Hannan Trace Elementary School. The folded flags were presented to Janetta Simpson, Bill Mangus, Scott Lear and Natasha Adkins. Pictured are members of the local color guards and the South Gallia FFA members: President Mikayla Poling, Vice President Ashley Northup, Secretary Riley Sanders, Keeper of the flame Alyssa Stapleton, Treasurer Mariah Hineman, Sentinel Nathan Colburn, members Carrie Watson, Justine Bowers, Maggie Wallace, Chad Bostic and Courtney Haner. (Courtesy photo)
http://mydailytribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/web1_South-Gallia-FFA.jpgThe South Gallia FFA honor guard presented flag folding ceremonies Nov. 10 at South Gallia High School and Hannan Trace Elementary School. The folded flags were presented to Janetta Simpson, Bill Mangus, Scott Lear and Natasha Adkins. Pictured are members of the local color guards and the South Gallia FFA members: President Mikayla Poling, Vice President Ashley Northup, Secretary Riley Sanders, Keeper of the flame Alyssa Stapleton, Treasurer Mariah Hineman, Sentinel Nathan Colburn, members Carrie Watson, Justine Bowers, Maggie Wallace, Chad Bostic and Courtney Haner. (Courtesy photo) Courtesy photo

The Marine Corps League of Mason, Meigs and Gallia counties was well-represented Wednesday in the Veterans Day parade in Gallipolis. Michael Johnson | Daily Tribune
http://mydailytribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/web1_MarineCorpsLeague.jpgThe Marine Corps League of Mason, Meigs and Gallia counties was well-represented Wednesday in the Veterans Day parade in Gallipolis. Michael Johnson | Daily Tribune Michael Johnson | Daily Tribune

Students line Second Avenue in downtown Gallipolis on Wednesday to watch the annual Veterans Day parade. Michael Johnson | Daily Tribune
http://mydailytribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/web1_Kids.jpgStudents line Second Avenue in downtown Gallipolis on Wednesday to watch the annual Veterans Day parade. Michael Johnson | Daily Tribune Michael Johnson | Daily Tribune

Members of the Cadot-Blessing Camp 126 Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War dress is period uniforms of the Grand Army of the Republic during Veterans Day ceremonies Wednesday in Gallipolis City Park. The group’s members are all able to trace their lineage to a Civil War veteran. It is not a re-enactment group, although some members do participate in re-enactments if they so desire. Michael Johnson | Daily Tribune
http://mydailytribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/web1_CivilWarSons.jpgMembers of the Cadot-Blessing Camp 126 Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War dress is period uniforms of the Grand Army of the Republic during Veterans Day ceremonies Wednesday in Gallipolis City Park. The group’s members are all able to trace their lineage to a Civil War veteran. It is not a re-enactment group, although some members do participate in re-enactments if they so desire. Michael Johnson | Daily Tribune Michael Johnson | Daily Tribune

Retired U.S. Army 1st Sgt. Donald L. Walker and his wife, Jennifer Walker, listen to speeches and other happenings the annual Veterans Day ceremony Wednesday morning in Gallipolis City Park. Earlier in the day, 1st Sgt. Walker talked with students at Gallia Academy Middle School, saying that one of the most important things he ever received while serving overseas on assignment were letters from family, friends and students. Michael Johnson | Daily Tribune
http://mydailytribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/web1_Walker.jpgRetired U.S. Army 1st Sgt. Donald L. Walker and his wife, Jennifer Walker, listen to speeches and other happenings the annual Veterans Day ceremony Wednesday morning in Gallipolis City Park. Earlier in the day, 1st Sgt. Walker talked with students at Gallia Academy Middle School, saying that one of the most important things he ever received while serving overseas on assignment were letters from family, friends and students. Michael Johnson | Daily Tribune Michael Johnson | Daily Tribune

Veterans from the various branches of service lead off the Veterans Day parade along Second Avenue in downtown Gallipolis. Michael Johnson | Daily Tribune
http://mydailytribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/web1_VetsA1.jpgVeterans from the various branches of service lead off the Veterans Day parade along Second Avenue in downtown Gallipolis. Michael Johnson | Daily Tribune Michael Johnson | Daily Tribune

River Valley High School Marching Band was the first of the local schools to present patriotic songs to the crowd during the annual Veterans Day parade in Gallipolis. Dean Wright | Daily Tribune
http://mydailytribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/web1_DSCN5017.jpgRiver Valley High School Marching Band was the first of the local schools to present patriotic songs to the crowd during the annual Veterans Day parade in Gallipolis. Dean Wright | Daily Tribune Dean Wright | Daily Tribune

Gallia Academy High School Marching Band strode their hometown streets with pride as band members lent their talent to the days festivities. Dean Wright | Daily Tribune
http://mydailytribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/web1_DSCN5032.jpgGallia Academy High School Marching Band strode their hometown streets with pride as band members lent their talent to the days festivities. Dean Wright | Daily Tribune Dean Wright | Daily Tribune

South Gallia High School Marching Band rounded out the three marching bands for the day as they traveled north to support Gallia County community veterans. Dean Wright | Daily Tribune
http://mydailytribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/web1_DSCN5056.jpgSouth Gallia High School Marching Band rounded out the three marching bands for the day as they traveled north to support Gallia County community veterans. Dean Wright | Daily Tribune Dean Wright | Daily Tribune
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