Surry Community honors veterans with luncheon


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Savannah Dollyhigh, a member of Surry Central High School JROTC, explains the meaning of the ceremonial folding of the flag during Surry Community College’s annual Veterans Luncheon held on Nov. 2.


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A group of veterans from American Legion Post 336 in East Bend gather at Surry Community College’s annual Veterans Luncheon held on Nov. 2.


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Banners and a flag display honoring veterans at Surry Community College was provided by Feeds Saks Outdoors in Dobson and erected by the college’s Faculty Senate, students and staff.


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Surry Community College’s annual Veterans Luncheon held Nov. 2 served as an opportunity for local veterans to fellowship. Among those in attendance were, from left, Ron Shouse of the Marine Corps, Tom Surber of the Army, Pete Carroll of the Army, Ron Thorpe of the Navy, Melvin Easter of the Army, Harvey Heath of the Army, Clif Kilby of the Marine Corps, Darrell Adkins of the Army, and Don Adams of the Army. Carroll and Heath both served in World War II.


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DOBSON — In honor of Veterans Day, Surry Community College held its annual Veterans Luncheon on Nov. 2 in the Grand Hall of the Shelton-Badgett North Carolina Center for Viticulture and Enology on the college’s campus in Dobson.

About 200 guests including veterans from the community and their family members attended and enjoyed a delicious meal provided by the Surry Community College Knights’ Grill. Surry Central High School (SCHS) JROTC members conducted the displaying of the flags to recognize each branch of the military as veteran Melvin Speas played each branch’s song on his mandolin.

The JROTC members also performed the folding of the flag, and SCHS chorus members wrapped up the entertainment portion of the luncheon by singing a medley of patriotic songs. Students from SCC’s Medical Assisting Student Organization (MASO) were on hand as volunteers to welcome guests and help with any needs during the event.

Surry’s Coordinator of Veteran Affairs Tammy Fletcher said, “I want the veterans in our community to know how much we do honor each of them and how proud we are for their service to this country, and I feel like this luncheon is a small way in which we make sure they do know exactly how much they mean to us.”

Veterans were welcomed to campus with banners and a flag display provided by Feed Saks Outdoors in Dobson was that erected by the college’s Faculty Senate, students and staff.

Surry Community College has been recognized as a “Military Friendly” school since 2011 by Victory Media. For more information on Surry’s Department of Veterans Affairs, contact Tammy Fletcher at 336-386-3245 or fletchert@surry.edu.

Savannah Dollyhigh, a member of Surry Central High School JROTC, explains the meaning of the ceremonial folding of the flag during Surry Community College’s annual Veterans Luncheon held on Nov. 2.
http://www.elkintribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/web1_Vet-Lunch-Photo-3-formatted.jpgSavannah Dollyhigh, a member of Surry Central High School JROTC, explains the meaning of the ceremonial folding of the flag during Surry Community College’s annual Veterans Luncheon held on Nov. 2. Submitted photo

A group of veterans from American Legion Post 336 in East Bend gather at Surry Community College’s annual Veterans Luncheon held on Nov. 2.
http://www.elkintribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/web1_Vet-Lunch-Photo-2-formatted.jpgA group of veterans from American Legion Post 336 in East Bend gather at Surry Community College’s annual Veterans Luncheon held on Nov. 2. Submitted photo

Banners and a flag display honoring veterans at Surry Community College was provided by Feeds Saks Outdoors in Dobson and erected by the college’s Faculty Senate, students and staff.
http://www.elkintribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/web1_Vet-Photo-4-formatted.jpgBanners and a flag display honoring veterans at Surry Community College was provided by Feeds Saks Outdoors in Dobson and erected by the college’s Faculty Senate, students and staff. Submitted photo

Surry Community College’s annual Veterans Luncheon held Nov. 2 served as an opportunity for local veterans to fellowship. Among those in attendance were, from left, Ron Shouse of the Marine Corps, Tom Surber of the Army, Pete Carroll of the Army, Ron Thorpe of the Navy, Melvin Easter of the Army, Harvey Heath of the Army, Clif Kilby of the Marine Corps, Darrell Adkins of the Army, and Don Adams of the Army. Carroll and Heath both served in World War II.
http://www.elkintribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/web1_Vet-Lunch-Photo-1-formatted.jpgSurry Community College’s annual Veterans Luncheon held Nov. 2 served as an opportunity for local veterans to fellowship. Among those in attendance were, from left, Ron Shouse of the Marine Corps, Tom Surber of the Army, Pete Carroll of the Army, Ron Thorpe of the Navy, Melvin Easter of the Army, Harvey Heath of the Army, Clif Kilby of the Marine Corps, Darrell Adkins of the Army, and Don Adams of the Army. Carroll and Heath both served in World War II. Submitted photo

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