Veterans visit Snead monument



Front row, left to right: Snead Mayor Curtis Painter, Carl Millwood, Guy Cleveland, Billy Elrod, Mel Fleming, Oswald Thomas, Billy Holmes, and councilman Jack Freeman. Second row, left to right: commander George Elrod, senior vice commander Donnie Jackson, junior vice commander Dewayne Oden, quartermaster Gordon Brown, Jim Carroll, Bo Kornegay, Bill Kornegay, and Jeff Baril. Back row: Jerry Lackey, Dee Brown, Glenn Barton, Andy Ellis, D.C. Williams, Don Godwin, Kelly Roberts, Clarence Nairmore, Joe Strong, Marvin Leathers, and Mike Jones.

Front row, left to right: Snead Mayor Curtis Painter, Carl Millwood, Guy Cleveland, Billy Elrod, Mel Fleming, Oswald Thomas, Billy Holmes, and councilman Jack Freeman. Second row, left to right: commander George Elrod, senior vice commander Donnie Jackson, junior vice commander Dewayne Oden, quartermaster Gordon Brown, Jim Carroll, Bo Kornegay, Bill Kornegay, and Jeff Baril. Back row: Jerry Lackey, Dee Brown, Glenn Barton, Andy Ellis, D.C. Williams, Don Godwin, Kelly Roberts, Clarence Nairmore, Joe Strong, Marvin Leathers, and Mike Jones.

Members of the Snead Veterans of Foreign Wars ( VFW) and the American Legion visited the new Veteran’s Memorial in Snead on Friday. The memorial was donated by the Snead VFW, Post 5624.

The project is still in the process of being completed, according to commander George Elrod. The flags were installed by Oneonta Flag Products Inc., and Elrod, the Snead VFW, and the American Legion recognized and gave thanks to James Blakley Stone Co. for his input on the design for the memorial and his personal donation.

They also recognized Snead councilman Jack Freeman for his contribution of hours, labor, and expertise toward the completion of the memorial.

The memorial will include engraved brick pavers that can be purchased for $30 to recognize and honor veterans.

For more information on the engraved pavers visit the old senior citizen building in Snead at the rear of the police station on Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. until noon.