Honoring Those Who Served: New flags raised at Veterans Walk of Honor

Published 4:26 pm Thursday, November 9, 2017

On Friday morning, a group of local citizens gathered at the Veterans Walk of Honor in downtown Elizabethton to pay tribute to those who have served in the military.

In preparation for the Veterans Day ceremony on Saturday, State Sen. Rusty Crowe donated a new American flag, new POW-MIA flag, and new flags for each of the five branches of service to be flown at the Walk of Honor.

During a special ceremony, members of the Carter County school system’s Overmountain Cadet Corps retired all of the flags that were in use at the Walk of Honor and raised the new flags at the site.

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Crowe also presented an American flag which had flown over the Capitol in Nashville to CMSgt. Sara Sellers to give to her brother, Bud Whitehead, to thank him for his service to his country in the military and his service to his community through his work with the Carter County Election Commission.