Wicomico County Honors Local Veterans - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Wicomico County Honors Local Veterans

Posted: Updated:

SALISBURY, Md.- Wicomico County honored local veterans today with a moving ceremony.

The event started at 11:00 a.m. with the Salisbury Baptist Academy Choir. Dozens of veterans and their families came together during the event.


"I think it's outstanding that we have so many people specially in the community that want to support our veterans," said Melvin Smullen, Vietnam War veteran from Mardella Spring.

The event was organized by the Wicomico War Veterans Memorial Committee.

Some of the veterans in attendance believe today is a day to remind younger generations of the importance of thanking those who serve us.

"I just want everyone to remember to to support those people who are coming back today," says David Wharton, Vietnam War Veteran from Salisbury.

Alongside his wife Barbara, who is also a veteran, they often visit airports to welcome soldiers that are coming back from deployment.

"This is something the Vietnam veterans didn't have. We didn't feel welcome when we came back home, So Barbara and I we go to the airport and greet those veterans to make them feel welcome when they come back home," said David.

The ceremony closed with a prayer by Rev. Den Delfino.

  • Most Popular VideosMost Popular VideosMore>>

  • Only 3 Players on Court at Buzzer After Cape Henlopen-Sussex Tech Basketball Brawl

    Only 3 Players on Court at Buzzer After Cape Henlopen-Sussex Tech Basketball Brawl

    Thursday night's fight broke out in the game's third period. (Photo courtesy: Cape Gazette/Dave FredThursday night's fight broke out in the game's third period. (Photo courtesy: Cape Gazette/Dave Fred
    Thursday night's fight broke out in the game's third period. (Photo courtesy: Cape Gazette/Dave Frederick)Thursday night's fight broke out in the game's third period. (Photo courtesy: Cape Gazette/Dave Frederick)

    A boys basketball game between Cape Henlopen and Sussex Tech high schools devolved into a three-on-three contest after a bench-clearing brawl, and only three of those players were left on the court at the buzzer.

    Thursday night's game ended with only one player on the court for Cape Henlopen and two for Sussex Tech. Sussex Tech won the game 63-62.

    More

    A boys basketball game between Cape Henlopen and Sussex Tech high schools devolved into a three-on-three contest after a bench-clearing brawl, and only three of those players were left on the court at the buzzer.

    Thursday night's game ended with only one player on the court for Cape Henlopen and two for Sussex Tech. Sussex Tech won the game 63-62.

    More
  • Man Killed in Early Friday Shooting in Dover

    Man Killed in Early Friday Shooting in Dover

    Dover police are investigating an early Friday morning shooting that left a 19-year-old man dead.

    Police said that just before 3 a.m., officers responded to a report of shots fired at Country Club Apartments off of Forrest Avenue.

    More

    Dover police are investigating an early Friday morning shooting that left a 19-year-old man dead.

    Police said that just before 3 a.m., officers responded to a report of shots fired at Country Club Apartments off of Forrest Avenue.

    More
  • DSP: Seaford Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Arrests

    DSP: Seaford Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Arrests

    Delaware State Police says two people are facing multiple drug-related charges after they were stopped for a traffic violation Friday morning.

    More

    Delaware State Police says two people are facing multiple drug-related charges after they were stopped for a traffic violation Friday morning.

    More
  • Maryland NewsMaryland NewsMore>>

  • Outdoor Ice Skating Rink Headed to Downtown Easton

    Outdoor Ice Skating Rink Headed to Downtown Easton

    Friday, January 24 2020 10:51 PM EST2020-01-25 03:51:24 GMT
    Friday, January 24 2020 10:51 PM EST2020-01-25 03:51:24 GMT
    An outdoor ice skating rink is set to open temporarily in downtown Easton.More
    An outdoor ice skating rink is set to open temporarily in downtown Easton. More
  • Denton Police Investigating Armed Robbery at 7-Eleven

    Denton Police Investigating Armed Robbery at 7-Eleven

    Friday, January 24 2020 5:03 PM EST2020-01-24 22:03:42 GMT
    Friday, January 24 2020 5:04 PM EST2020-01-24 22:04:40 GMT
    Police in Denton are investigating an armed robbery at a 7-Eleven.More
    Police in Denton are investigating an armed robbery at a 7-Eleven.More
  • Portable Heater Blamed for St. Michaels House Fire

    Portable Heater Blamed for St. Michaels House Fire

    Friday, January 24 2020 9:14 AM EST2020-01-24 14:14:38 GMT
    Friday, January 24 2020 11:44 AM EST2020-01-24 16:44:50 GMT
    (Photo: Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office)(Photo: Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office)
    (Photo: Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office)(Photo: Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office)
    Authorities say a portable heater sparked a fire that caused $150,000 in damage to a home undergoing renovation in St. Michaels, Md.More
    Authorities say a portable heater sparked a fire that caused $150,000 in damage to a home undergoing renovation in St. Michaels, Md.
    More
Powered by Frankly

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2020 WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices