Ceremonies are being planned for the observance of Veterans Day here Thursday, November 11.
The Trojan Battalion JROTC will host a ceremony at 9 a.m. at the Fine Arts Center.
The county-wide observance will be held at 11 a.m. at the Veterans Memorial in front of the Barnesville library. The keynote address will be delivered by Bill Lindsey.
Lindsey is a 1967 graduate of Griffin High and graduated UGA in 1971 where he was a distinguished graduate of the Army ROTC unit there. He was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the Army Medical Service Corps.
He served two years active duty at Ft. Stewart in Savannah where he was promoted to 1st Lieutenant.
Lindsey went on to the UGA law school where he graduated in 1976. Since that time, he has practiced law in Barnesville specializing in residential real estate.
He is also a well known artillery enthusiast and has a Civil War era cannon and mortar that he enjoys firing.
Lindsey and his wife, Susan, have two children and nine grandchildren and live in Johnstonville.
After the observance, lunch will be served at the VFW Post Home on Old Hwy. 41 North.