• Memorial Day Program at Veterans Park

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    Name: Memorial Day Program at Veterans Park
    Date: May 30, 2022
    Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM EDT
    Event Description:
    Lieutenant Colonel Andrew S.R. Wichers will be the featured speaker at the Memorial Day Program at the Veterans Park on Monday, May 30, at 6pm.  The public is invited to attend and help pay special tribute to those from Effingham who have given their lives in the service to their country.

    In case of rain, the Memorial Day Tribute will be held at the Board of Education Building, 405 N. Ash Street in Springfield.

    Lieutenant Colonel Andrew Wichers has been a Senior Aerospace Science Instructor for ten years and currently is the SASI for the Effingham County High School Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps. He had a distinguished career in the private sector and as an officer in the U.S. Air Force, serving a total of 23 years both on active duty and in the Georgia Air National Guard. He has experience in the following industries: education, workforce development, telecommunications and manufacturing. 

    Colonel Wichers has a BA in Political Science from the University of North Georgia, a Masters in International Relations from Troy University, and a Masters in Business Administration from Auburn University. He is a Certified Mediator, Certified Practitioner of the Myers- Briggs Type Indicator and a Professional in Human Resources as recognized by the Society of Human Resources Management. He is also fluent in French, German, Dutch and Spanish and is conversant in Arabic. He has been married  to his wife, Elizabeth, for 35 years. His daughter, Shannon, is married to a West Point graduate, and his son, Judson is a C-130 Load Master in the Georgia Air National Guard. He has two grandsons.

    Event Media:
    Veterans Park
    Highway 21
    Springfield, GA  31329
    Date/Time Information:
    May 30th at 6pm
    Contact Information:
    Andrew James Cripps
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