Local WWI and WWII Commemoration Committee issues report

Anthony Akers, Assistant County Administrator, and member of the Pulaski County World War I & World War II Commemoration Committee updated the Board of Supervisors during its meeting Monday night on the Committee’s events, and provided recognition to the Board members for their support of the Committee’s efforts.

Included in his presentation was a letter to the board from the committee. The letter is below:

The Pulaski County WWI and WWII Commemoration Committee would sincerely like to thank the Pulaski County Board of Supervisors for their support of the Committee’s efforts to commemorate the 100th anniversary of World War I and the 75th anniversary of World War II.

From 2016 through 2020, the Pulaski County Commemoration Committee had the utmost honor of planning, developing and carrying out programs and activities to memorialize the anniversaries of both wars.

Over those four years, the committee honored 27 World War II veterans by presenting them with gift bags, which included a flag that was flown over the US Capitol, a framed copy of the resolution honoring local WWII Veterans approved by the Pulaski County Board of Supervisors, a special edition book about WWII and a Pulaski County lapel pin.

In addition, the committee hosted events, including traveling museums and wartime document digitization, all with the help of town and county approval. Each person involved helped to shine a spotlight on the most important part of these wars: the men and women who served.

Sincerely, Sharon Hardy- Chairperson

Committee Members- Nancy Burchett, Anthony Akers, Melinda Worrell,

Jim Bell, Al Davis, Carol Smith, Mary Catherine Stout

PC World War II Veterans 1

PC World War II Veterans 2