HHS Principal Josh Caldwell (left) and Delbert Brannon
The City of Hurricane hosted its annual Veterans Appreciation Dinner on Saturday, November 12, at the Hurricane High School. Hundreds of local veterans attended the event, where they enjoyed free barbeque provided by L & R Custom Catering.
Delbert Brannon of the American Legion Post 187 in Winfield addressed attendees during the opening ceremony and presented Hurricane High School with a plaque which lists the names of all Hurricane High School veterans who were killed in war, starting from World War I. There are twenty-eight names upon the plaque.
Brannon said that the plaque stemmed from classmate Roy Clark’s death in Vietnam.
“The plaque will be part of Hurricane High School as long as it is in existence,” said Principal Josh Caldwell.
The Veteran’s Appreciation Dinner was sponsored by Putnam County Bank, which was one of the event organizers as well.
“There are so many to thank for putting this together and making it happen, but one person stands out, my friend John Wilson (CEO of Putnam County Bank),” said Mayor Scott Edwards. “John came up with this idea a few years ago and spearheads it each and every year to make sure it is a success! Thank you, John, and thank you to all the others that planned, coordinated, worked, volunteered and just helped out with this so important event.”