Barnesville native Lt. Col. Tom Torbert gave two keynote addresses here Thursday as he urged students at the high school to serve our nation and saluted our veterans at the observance held at 11 a.m. at the Veterans Memorial in front of the library. The son of Dot Hardage Patrick, Lt. Col. Torbert recalled marching in parades as a Gordon Military cadet. Asking veterans to stand, he recognized those who served in each war since World War II.The service was sponsored by the American Legion Middlebrooks-Mathis Post 577. It rotates annually between the VFW Post 6542 and American Legion Martin Moore Post 25. For more on Veterans Day, see the Nov. 16 print/eEdition of The Herald Gazette.
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