November 11-- The family of Staff Sergeant Dustin Wright of Toombs County attended the "Honor Our Veterans" program Thursday at the Vidalia Community Center. Staff Sergeant Wright was killed in an ISIS ambush last month in Niger along with three other members of his Green Beret unit.
The program is organized each year by the Downtown Vidalia Association and DVA President Ross Kelly asked those attending this year to also honor military families who sacrifice while their loved ones serve the country and, as in the case of Staff Sergeant Wright, lose their lives.
Dustin's father, Ardie, addressed the veterans and thanked the community for the love and support that was displayed when his son was brought home.
The Cornerstone Children's Choir regaled the vets with their rendition of "Yankee Doodle Dandy,"
American Legion members presented service flags representing the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard while the songs of each service were performed by the Vidalia High School Sound Tribe.