State Delegate Chris Peace Honors WWII Veterans

Peace joined New Kent Historical Commission to honor local heroes

On Saturday, March 18th, Delegate Christopher K. Peace (R-Hanover) joined the New Kent Historical Commission and the Virginia WWI and WWII Commemoration Commission to honor local veterans from Hanover and New Kent Counties involved in these conflicts. 

The Virginia World War I and World War II Commemoration Commission was created by the Virginia General Assembly to plan, develop, and carry out programs and activities to commemorate the 100th anniversary of WWI and the 75th anniversary of WWII. 

The New Kent Historical Commission hosted the Virginia World War I and World War II Profiles of Honor Mobile Tour, a mobile exhibition that brings an interactive exhibit to museums, libraries, and historic sites throughout Virginia, from March 16 to 18 and culminated Saturday with a ceremony to honor local veterans. 

Peace presented each veteran in attendance with a special state medallion from the Commission honoring their service and sacrifice to the preservation of our freedoms.  Members of New Kent Stagehands preformed a variety of patriotic songs eliciting tears of pride and patriotism amongst many in attendance.  

Peace stated, “I echo the words of Winston Churchill, ‘Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.’  It was humbling to be in the presence of these heroes and their families.  Future generations have an opportunity to learn from the actions of these men and women of the greatest generation. I applaud the New Kent Historical Society for their hosting of this fantastic community event.”

To learn more about the Commission and to find events near you visit:  https://www.virginiawwiandwwii.org/ 

 Thank you PFC Otis Timberlake of New Kent.  63rd Infantry Division, 4/3/44 to 12/3/45 POW

Thank you PFC Otis Timberlake of New Kent.  63rd Infantry Division, 4/3/44 to 12/3/45 POW