The Newville Joint Veterans Council will conduct a Veterans Day Service on Monday, November 11, 2013 at 11:00AM at the fountain. The guest speaker will be Samuel Brandt. Mr. Brandt is from Newville and graduated from the Big Spring High School. He served four years in the United State Marine Corps as a radio operator, with two tours in Afghanistan. He was honorably discharged on August 23, 2013. Mr. Brandt’s awards include the Combat Action Ribbon (Afghanistan), Navy Unit Commendation Ribbon, Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon (2), NATO Medal-ISAF Afghanistan, Certificate of Appreciation (2), Letter of Appreciation and Expert Rifle Qualification. Mr. Brandt is a member of the American Legion Post 421 in Newville.
In the event of inclement weather, the service will be held at the Big Spring Activity and Events Center located at 2 Chestnut Street, Newville.