May 21, 2007
George Rogers Clark High School Junior ROTC cadets Joseph Hensley, left, top photo, and Amanda Helgeson read a roll call of the men and women from Clark County currently serving in the U. S. armed forces worldwide during the Armed Forces Day program Saturday morning. Local singer Perri Wilson, background, bottom photo, sings "The Star Spangled Banner" during the presentation of the colors by the JROTC. Presenting the colors are Jonathan Mills, in front, and from left, Calvin Parker, Charles Goode, Jake Welch and Daniel Ralston.
May 15, 2007
Dear Editor, May 19 is just around the corner. The day Danville/Boyle County shows it's appreciation to our military. Come out and join the military and veterans for a great day. Heather French Henry and Brig. General Howard Hunt will be our keynote speakers at the Veterans Memorial Dedication at the Boyle County Fairgrounds. Gov. Ernie Fletcher may also be on hand. An Apache Attack Helicopter will be over parade and at fairgrounds for display as well as a Blackhawk.
May 14, 2007
The Danville -Boyle County community will honor veterans and active duty soldiers on Saturday. The celebration begins downtown on Saturday morning with a flag raising ceremony and parade. Festivities continue at the Boyle County Fairgrounds as the community dedicates the new tank and Veterans Memorial. Former Miss America Heather French Henry, a veterans' advocate, will serve as grand marshall of the parade and honorary dignitary at the dedication for the Boyle County Veterans Memorial.
May 28, 2006
Dear Editor, On behalf of the entire Centre community, I want to congratulate the parade committee, Chief of Police Jeff Peek, and all the law enforcement, military and veteran groups that made the festivities for Armed Forces Day such a tremendous success. Commencement Weekend is a very important weekend for the college. The parade, flyovers and other activities added a lot of excitement to this special time. Many of our seniors' families enjoyed being downtown that morning and taking advantage of these opportunities.
May 16, 2009
Armed Forces Day celebration today Armed Forces Day will will be observed today on the back lawn of the courthouse. Music will start at 9:30 a.m. and the program will begin at 10. This will be a day to honor active military personnel from Winchester and Clark County. Everyone is invited to attend. In case of rain, the event will be in the commission chambers of City Hall. Bush/Shearer FRC to meet May 26 The Advisory Council for the Bush/Shearer Family Resource Center will meet 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 26, at Shearer Elementary, 244 East Broadway.
May 10, 2005
Dear Editor: I applaud HC Lovelace's letter on Friday. He brought forth many truths about our warriors. If it weren't for them, we wouldn't enjoy the freedoms we have today. We are having a parade in Danville to honor all of our military and our veterans on May 21, Armed Forces Day. I hope Mr. Lovelace will attend as well as all citizens that want to show support for our vets and the military. We owe them a lot. It will be a great day for all. Starting at 10 a.m. and going till 3:30 p.m., there will be many surprises.
May 21, 2007
Dear Editor, Armed Forces Day, Saturday, was a big day for Boyle County. After 16 months, we now have a new Veterans Memorial at the Boyle County Fairgrounds. We had a great day with a very big crowd for this dedication. Thanks to all who came to honor our military and our veterans. I would like to thank our Danville Police Department for an outstanding job. They are a dedicated group of men and women who get the job done, whether it be policing or coordinating a parade such as this or other events we have here in Danville.
April 18, 2006
Dear Editor: I have to agree 100 percent with your editorial Sunday. This ethics complaint should be withdrawn. As a member of the Parade Committee for the last three years, I can assure you we have had nothing but support from all personnel in city government as well as the county. I do not want to see this very important day turned into a political football. We are at war, our young men are being killed and wounded every day, our veterans here in Boyle County who have already done their share in previous conflicts deserve their day of recognition as do our active duty personnel.
April 14, 2006
On May 20 downtown Danville will bustle with activity and traffic. Centre College parents are expected to start arriving in town for commencement weekend and the city is holding its annual military parade for Armed Forces Day. The parade is on Saturday and commencement on Sunday. "There are some complications of timing, but we are working through them. We are supportive of the community's efforts in regard to the parade and confident everything will work out," said Mike Norris, director of communications for Centre.