More than 150 attended the recent Mayor’s Breakfast to Honor Veterans held at Traditions at the Chesapeake Golf Club. The group was welcomed by Carl Dozier, Chairman of the Mayor’s Commission on Veteran’s Affairs.
The Colors were presented by the Oscar Smith High School ROTC. After the invocation by Angela Taylor, Mayor Alan Krasnoff addressed the group and expressed his appreciation for the outstanding services the veterans had rendered to the nation. Mayor Krasnoff authorized the Veterans Breakfast five years ago to honor the veterans in the city of Chesapeake.
The guest speaker was Scott Brown, Associate Director of Operations, Hampton VA Medical Center. A special presentation was made by Commissioner J. Staton to honor a distinguished, deceased, veteran of Chesapeake, Albert G. Horton, Jr. A state veteran’s cemetery in Suffolk now bears his name.
There are currently more than 27,000 veterans and also some 6,000 active duty service members living in the city. This number comprises nearly 15% of our population. Veterans are a dynamic part of nearly every facet of our community’s social fabric. You will find them participating in – and often leading - our business, government, civic, religious, arts and philanthropic activities in the city of Chesapeake.
A number of the city’s elected officials attended the Veteran’s Breakfast: Mayor Alan Krasnoff, Commonwealth Attorney Nancy Parr, City Council members Scott Matheson and Robert Ike and School Board Chairman Jay Leftwich.
The City of Chesapeake Mayor’s Commission on Veteran Affairs will host a Veteran’s Day Observance on November 11, 2013 at City Hall. For more information about this and other veteran activities call (757) 382-6151.