Veterans to be honored downtown Monday


Sulphur Springs and Hopkins County will honor veterans at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 11, at at Celebration Plaza at the Veteran’s Memorial in downtown Sulphur Springs. All veterans, their families and the community are invited to attend.

Danny Davis, United States Air Force (retired) and veteran services officer for Hopkins County, will be the master of ceremonies.

In addition, names of deceased veterans will be read, the Hopkins County Military Coalition will perform a 21-round volley, Sulphur Springs High School will perform patriotic music and members and the SSHS choir will sing the National Anthem. TAPS will be performed by members of the SSHS Band.

The program will begin with a welcome and invocation, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance and lowering of the U.S. flag. Names of World War II veterans will then be read. The National Anthem will be played, then the 21-round salute and TAPs. The ceremony will end with the raising of the U.S. flag.