Colonel Fred Van Horn (ret.) Keynotes Veterans Day Event
Colonel Fred Van Horn (ret.), Executive Vice President Emeritus, Georgia Military College was the keynote speaker for the Philadelphia Winn Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution Veterans Day Ceremony. Colonel Van Horn remarked that he learned his sense of duty from his mother. The theme of Colonel Van Horn’s message was “Leading by Example,” highlighting duty, honor and courage.
The day was kicked-off with Glenn P. Stephens, County Administrator, Gwinnett County Government, giving opening remarks followed by Charlotte Nash, Chairman Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners and Lynette Howard, District Two Commissioner. Representative Robert Woodall was also among the dignitaries and was cited for his ongoing commitment to veterans. Mr. Stephens said regarding our veterans, “We owe you gratitude that can never be repaid.” All veterans from World War II onward were recognized.
A special thanks was given to members of the Philadelphia Winn Chapter NSDAR for providing refreshments after the ceremony, as they have done for several years. Commemorative Events Chair Vanessa Wynn coordinated the refreshments. Girl Scout Troop 17920, Brookwood Elementary/Five Forks Middle Schools, passed out programs and ribbons to the guests. They also presented attendees with handmade Veterans Day cards. Thanks and acknowledgement were also given to the Honor Guards from the Gwinnett County Fire and Emergency Services, Police and Sheriff’s Departments, the Lawrenceville Police Department, and the Patriot Guard for their participation in the ceremony.