CHIPLEY - Washington County’s veterans and the public are invited to attend and celebrate with the Washington County Historical Society at a reception marking the completion of the Washington County Veterans Memorial.

The reception will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, February 16,, at the Washington County Historical Society Museum/Farmers Market in Chipley.

The memorial, located on the North wall of the Farmers Pavilion in downtown Chipley, now contains seven brass plaques and a granite monument honoring local veterans. The brass plaques were sponsored by Gulf Power, Chipley Garden Club, Am Vets Post 7, Wells Fargo, and several anonymous donors. The granite monument, donated by Patriots for America, was relocated from the old Washington County Courthouse. The United States flag and the POW flag fly at the memorial 24-7.

The Washington County Historical Society invites everyone to join them in marking this special day and honoring Washington County’s home town heroes.