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Walmart Veterans Breakfast underway at VFW Post

Joseph Flowers wil deliver main address this year. New Soldier's Cross sculpture will be dedicated
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By Ed Waggener

A great crowd is gathering this morning at the Columbia VFW Post 6097, 411 Fairground Street for the annual Columbia Walmart Supercenter Veteran's Program, which started at 8amCT, Tue 11 Nov 2014.

A breakfast buffet of Ham, Sausage & Biscuits and Gravy, Doughnuts and Pastries, Orange Juice, Coffee and Milk begin the day this morning.

The program includes:
  • Welcome by Joe Hare, Post Commander
  • Post Colors by Adair County VFW color guard
  • National anthem sung by Veteran Dick Scholl
  • Pledge of Allegiance led by Ronnie Holt
  • Retire colors, by VFW color guard
  • Prayer, Bro. Bill Davenport
  • Walmart comment, Andrew Mitchell, Columbia Walmart manager
  • Speaker introduction, Joe Flowers
  • Special music by Sharon & Phyllis Payne & Karen Pescosolido
  • Closing remarks by Joe Hare
Commander Hare said, before the program that the new Soldier Cross sculpture will be dedicated. It replaces one stolen by vandal(s) in July of 2014.

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New Soldier's Cross will be presented at Veterans' Breakfast

2014-11-11 - VFW Post 6097, 411 Fairground Street, Columbia, KY - Photo (c)
US Army Veteran Dick Scholl, left, and Air Force Veteran Robin Woodrum hold the "Soldier's Cross" memorial which will stay inside the hall. This cross, with boots and helmet, was painted by Woodrum, who included vegetation in the sculpture representing new life. The work replaces a similar one which was in front of the Fairground entrance monument. That one, which Scholl helped paint, was stolen in July of this year. (See VFW Monument, after descecration)

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The Muffin Man brings pastries to Veterans Breakfast

2014-11-11 - 411 Fairground Street, Columbia, KY - Photo (c)
The Muffin Man, Steve Chundy, Harvest Cafe, made a personal delivery of pastries for the 2014 Columbia Walmart Supercenter Veterans Program being held this morning at VFW Post 6097. Walmart acknowledged generous donations made by Harvest Cafe, Taco Bell, McDonalds, Sonic, Burger King, Best Doughnuts, Wendy's, Circle R, OK Country Cooking, and Prairie Farms.

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Veterans Day: Spence Burton

2014-11-11 - 411 Fairground Street, Columbia, KY - Photo (c)
Spence Burton of Adair County, who served in the Persian Gulf and in Iraq in Desert Storm in 1990 as a member of the National Guard, was attending the Columbia Walmart Veteran's Breakfast for the first time.

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