Voices from the Stone program Sunday


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Private Ramson Reed


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Private Ramson Reed’s paver. Civil War Killed In Action paver.


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The Veterans Remembrance Committee 10th Annual Veterans Day and Voice from the Stone program will be held at the Veterans Plaza on the Union County Courthouse lawn at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 6.

The group’s goal is to make sure all Union County veterans are listed and honored in the database and plaza. The plaza belongs to everyone in the county for the purpose of honoring and giving thanks to all area veterans, past and present, who have served during conflict or peace on home soil or overseas.

The honoree will be a Civil War KIA, Ransom Reed, the first casualty of the Civil War from Union County, of the 13th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Co. F on Nov. 10, 1861 at Carnifax Ferry, W.Va.

Thus, his service and sacrifice will come alive for us in the “Voices from the Stone” Program. Linda Reed Prosser, a member of the family line, will speak on behalf of this local hero. Bruce “Bo” Johnstone will be Master of Ceremonies for the program. Patriotic music will be sung and led by Roger Nicol and his daughter, Amy Nicol Wagner.

Twenty-three new pavers will be dedicated. In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held at the First Presbyterian Church.

For more information, contact Bo Johnstone at trpa121cav@hotmail.com or 937-642-1341 or Marie Bouic at 740-666-2333 or bouic1@gmail.com.

The Union County Veterans Monument and Plaza was first dedicated on Armed Forces Day, May 19, 2007 and has added new pavers every year on Veterans Day.

Private Ramson Reed
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Private Ramson Reed’s paver. Civil War Killed In Action paver.
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