On this day, Friday, November 11, 2011, we honor you for your patriotism, your love of country, and your willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good…

On Friday, November 11 at 11 a.m., the Harrison County Veterans Service Commission will host the county’s Veteran’s Day observance at the Courthouse.  The observance will include participation of all the veterans’ service organizations of the county, the Harrison Central High School Band and a guest speaker.

The guest speaker will be Major Amy Nelson, an active duty Army Judge Advocate General officer serving in Washington, D.C. She will be talking about the service of the Greatest Generation and others serving in the past and how it has impacted on her current service.

She is originally from Piedmont, having graduated from Lakeland High School.  She was commissioned from West Point in 1996 with a BS in English/Philosophy.  After serving in Germany, Bosnia and Hungary as a military intelligence officer, she was selected to attend the University of Oklahoma School of Law. There she graduated with a Juris Doctorate in 2003.

After receiving her Master of Law (LLM) in Military Law from The Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School at Charlottesville, VA in 2008, she served as an attorney at III Corps Headquarters, Fort Hood, Texas; the Defense Language Institute and Presidio of Monterey, Calif.; and the Administrative Law Division of the Office of The Judge Advocate General in the Pentagon, Washington, DC.  She is currently attending the Fort Belvoir Satellite Campus of the Command and General Staff College for Intermediate Level Education.

…To all Veterans, we thank you.