William F. Green State Veterans Home Plans Veterans Day Program

A Veterans Day program will begin at 9:30 a.m. Nov. 10 at the William F. Green State Veterans Home, 300 Faulkner Drive, Bay Minette. The event is free and open to the public. The Veterans Day event will be a time to recognize the men and women who have served and sacrificed for the freedoms Americans enjoy.

Captain Sharon Sprowls, US Naval Reserves-Nurse Corps, will be this year’s keynote speaker. Captain Sprowls was assigned to the USNS Comfort during Desert Storm, working as a trauma flight nurse. During Bosnia she served aboard the USS CV67 JF Kennedy. While on board she experienced a short hardship that left a lasting fear for her. There was a fire and she was trapped in a space where the fire was contained. She nearly lost her life. She also was assigned to the Reserve Center Mobile in New Orleans, working undercover in drug operations in Mexico. She retired in 2005 as a Navy Captain.

The Little Pirate Clover Buds and 4H Buccaneers and the Boy Scout Troop 87 will lead the Pledge of Allegiance while the Baldwin County Air Force JROTC unit will post the colors. The Marine Corps League will serve refreshments following the program. For more information, contact Shelly Bates at 251-937-9881, ext. 2126.