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Veterans Day ceremony is Tuesday
Annual observance set for 11 a.m. at Averitt Center
U.S. Army veteran Holmes Ramsey, left, and U.S. Navy veteran Bud Smith salute as they sing the National Anthem during the 2007 Veterans Day Community Observance at the Emma Kelly Theater. The 2008 observance is set for Tuesday. - photo by SCOTT BRYANT/file
     Judge Gary L. Mikell will be the keynote speaker for Tuesday's Veteran's Day Recognition event at the Emma Kelly Theater at 11 a.m. The event is sponsored by the Averitt Center for the Arts and American Legion Dexter Post 90 to honor all who have served or are serving the United States during a time of war.
      All veterans, their families, and the Statesboro community are invited to participate in the annual Community Observance of National Veterans Day.
      Preliminary patriotic music begins at 10:30 a.m. featuring the First Four Quartet directed by Bill Cohen.
Mikell is a judge of the State Court of Bulloch County. Judge Mikell was born in Statesboro a graduate of Statesboro High School and Georgia Southern College.
      Mikell served for four years in the United States Air Force and graduated from the Department of Defense Language Institute. Mikell's tours of duty included eighteen months as a Korean language specialist at Osan Air Base in the Republic of Korea and one year at the National Security Agency.
      He attended law school at Mercer University where he was an editor of the Mercer Law Review. Following graduation, Mikell served for two years as a law clerk for Justice Hardy Gregory, Jr. on the Supreme Court of Georgia. He then entered private law practice in Statesboro.
      Prior to being elected State Court judge in 2000, Mikell also served as a special assistant attorney general for Georgia and as solicitor general of the State Court of Bulloch County.
      Judge Mikell is a member and past lay leader of Pittman Park United Methodist Church. He is a member and past president of both Bulloch County Bar Association and Kiwanis Club of Statesboro. He is a 1990 graduate of Leadership Bulloch.
     For more information, please contact the American Legion at 912-681-6262.

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