VETERANS DAY OBSERVANCE
BAYBORO — Our community salutes Veterans Day with a parade in Bayboro on Saturday, Nov. 11 at 10 am. Grand Marshall is Russ Spalti — a USMC Gunny Sergeant, has been involved in the county as Sergeant in Arms with the Oriental Dragon Detachment #1413 of the Marine Corps League, Commander of the Pamlico Honor Guard, and active DAV and Veterans Council member.
Following the parade at noon, our Pamlico County Veterans and their guest will be honored with a luncheon at the Fred A. Anderson Elementary School. Veterans need to show some proof of residency and service.
Our Pamlico County Veterans Council and County Government honor our veterans for their service to our country and continued contribution to Pamlico County. The Guest Speaker will be MCPO Dave Matthews, Naval Science Instructor – Pamlico NJROTC.
In January 2011, Master Chief Matthews retired from the United States Navy after 23 1/2 years of active Naval service and deployments to Afghanistan, Iraq, Saudi Arabia (during Desert Shield/Desert Storm), and South America (Unitas cruise). His decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal with 4 gold stars, Army Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement Medal with 4 gold stars, the Combat action Ribbon and various other personal and unit awards.
Please come out and enjoy the parade and show your support for our veterans.