Veterans programs to be held Friday in Gloucester, Mathews
Veterans organizations in Gloucester and Mathews will commemorate Veterans Day with a pair of services in the two counties Friday.
Gloucester’s ceremony will feature Marine Col. Peter H. Devlin, who heads up the Fleet Antiterrorism Security Teams (FAST) at the Marine Corps Forces Command, Norfolk. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Brian Shearer, chaplain for the Yorktown Naval Weapons Station, will also speak. The Marine Corps is currently in the process of relocating two FAST companies to the Yorktown NWS.
Other Gloucester military service organizations have been invited to take part in Friday’s event, according to James W. Harvell, paymaster for the Marine Corps League detachment. The program will also include a gun salute from a Marine Corps detachment, the playing of "Taps" and the folding of an American flag to be presented to the widow of a deceased veteran who was a member of American Legion Post 75.