November 13-- Two local Veterans Day observances paid homage to Toombs County Green Beret Staff Sergeant Dustin Wright who was killed in an ISIS ambush last month in the African country of Niger.
Members of the Thunderbolt Junior R.O.T.C. Regiment marched in memory of Staff Sergeant Wright in the Lyons Veterans Parade.
The parade on South Victory Drive in Lyons passed by crosses adorned with Old Glory in honor of Toombs County veterans.
Some of Staff Sergeant Wright's family members and members of the VFW and VFW Auxiliary gathered at the Toombs County War Memorial where his name was added to the list 82 Toombs County citizens who have given their lives for their country.