LEXINGTON, Ky.—A brass quintet from the 113th U.S. Army Band will perform and Sylvia Lovely will be the guest speaker at Transylvania University’s Veterans Day ceremony, Sunday, November 11, at 5 p.m., in Carrick Theater in the Mitchell Fine Arts Center. The event is free and open to the public.
The brass quintet is part of the 39-piece 113th U.S. Army Band is the second oldest Army band in the United States. It supports the U.S. Army Armor Center, 16th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Armor Training Brigade and the U.S. Army Recruiting Command at Fort Knox.
Sylvia Lovely, CEO of the Kentucky League of Cities and president of the NewCities Institute, will be the guest speaker. Lovely, a published author, focuses on civic engagement. She speaks across the country encouraging citizens to take action in building better communities. She is nationally recognized for her efforts to inspire others to create positive change.
World War II veteran and Lexington resident, George Hendricks, will deliver a special reflection on his service. Hendricks, the father of Lexington Fire Chief Bob Hendricks, was a Staff Sergeant in World War II and participated in numerous campaigns in Northern Africa and Italy. Hendricks, 91, was also the first Eagle Scout in Greenup County, Kentucky, and has been involved in Scouting for more than 75 years.
“This event will serve as an important way of honoring the service and sacrifice of the brave men and women who have served and continue to serve in our armed forces,” said sophomore Tyler Murphy, chair of the Student Government Association’s committee organizing the event.