Tuesday, April 20th, 2021


Niners Senior Citizen Club honors our men and women in uniform, active duty and retired.

Nearly 200 people showed up for an inspiring service to honor all active duty and retired military service members. The event was sponsored by the Niners Senior Citizen Club and held at the South Norfolk Community Center. From musical processions provided by Sgt. Rob Lockwood on his bagpipe, and a candlelit service in honor of all those who have given their lives in the line of duty, to the inspiring words given by event organizers Mayor Dr. Alan P. Krasnoff, Sheriff Newhart, and Mary Lou Hill, it was a stirring event. Food was provided for everyone to enjoy, along with the excellent company.


All photos courtesy Mark Stonecypher

From left: Sheriff Newhart, Capt Sean Mahoney, Ann Morris, and Sgt Rob Lockwood mingled at the event.

Mary Lou Hill spoke to the crowd gathered in honor of active duty and retired service members.

From left: David Jacobson, Rick Jebavy, Al Reese, and Rus Robertson, all members of the Royal Atlantic Brass Band, provided music at the event.

Dot Snipes prayed for the soldiers of past, present, and future.

Mayor Dr. Alan P. Krasnoff addressed the group with inspiring words.

Deputy McNair, left, and Deputy Otey escorted Mrs. Mcbeth to the podium to accept a plaque in her honor.

Sgt. Lockwood played the bagpipe with fervor to honor the troops.

Mildred, Joseph, and Greg Seid stood together as a family; father and son retired and active duty military, respectively.

Sheriff Newhart commended Mary Lou Hill for her work on the event.

Active Duty service members moved to the front of the South Norfolk Community Center.