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A Week For The Community To Honor Veterans


Last updated 11/18/2021 at 12:35am

A member of the Transylvania Schools USMC JROTC cuts birthday cake Wednesday while Marines Jug Gerard (left) and MIke Di Rocco (center background) watch.

Last week was a busy, active week in Transylvania County as members of the community gathered to honor veterans in a variety of ways.

On Wednesday evening, the U.S. Marine Corps celebrated its 246th birthday with a traditional ceremony performed by the Transylvania County Schools USMC Junior ROTC. On Veterans Day, dozens of people endured the cold, rainy weather to honor veterans, hearing the names of veterans who have passed away since Memorial Day, and watching the Transylvania County Honor Guard's presentation of colors and playing of Taps.

Later, inside the Veterans History Museum,...

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