Southern Shores sets Veteran’s Day ceremony for Saturday

By on November 9, 2017

George M. Farrow

The Town of Southern Shores and the Knights of Columbus will sponsor the town’s annual Veterans Day ceremony at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 11 at the Town Hall Flag Pole Pavilion and Veterans Garden.

Since World War I, Veterans Day (previously Armistice Day) has traditionally been observed nationwide on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of the year.

This year’s ceremony in Southern Shores will feature a Southern Shores law enforcement officer, who is also a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, as the keynote speaker.

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Senior Patrol Officer George M. Farrow of the Southern Shores Police Department will address the annual gathering of citizens, families, and veterans, offering his thoughts on the importance of service to the country and his experience as a staff sergeant in the U.S. Air Force.

A native of Hatteras Island, Farrow served in the U.S. Air Force from 1985 to 1995 and was honorably discharged with decorations after serving in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm.

He has served as a law enforcement officer for the Town of Southern Shores for the past five years, and previously worked for the Kill Devil Hills Police Department.

The Southern Shores Volunteer Fire Department serves annually as the color guard during the ceremony.

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