Centralia Community Veterans Day Service

November 15, 2021

By Peggy Johnson

The Centralia VFW Post 2055 hosted its annual Veterans Day Service on Thursday, November 11, paying tribute and honor to our veterans. Guest speaker was Lowell Crow, retired U.S. Navy captain and former city manager of Centralia. Mike and Judy Sutherland, owners of Sutherland-Garnier Funeral Home and Crematory, Sutherland-Rankin Funeral Home, and Hillcrest Funeral Home, Cemetery and Cremation Center, have sponsored this community event for several years. Co-hosts were: Sons of American Legion Squadron 446, VFW Centralia Post 2055, Disabled American Veterans Chapter 76, Marion County 40 & 8 Voiture 516, AMVETS Post 101, American Legion Post 446 Ladies Auxiliary, VFW Centralia Post 2055 Auxiliary, Daughters of the American Revolution, Disabled American Veterans Chapter 76 Auxiliary, and the Associate Members of Vietnam Veterans of America. During the service 14 new individual veterans were added to the Court of Honor. There are now 140 in membership.

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