On Monday, Tipton County's veterans were honored with several events all over the county, from an annual parade to a wreath-laying ceremony at a park dedicated for a Medal of Honor recipient.
In Atoka, the Medal of Honor flag flew for the first time in honor of the service of World War I veteran Joseph B. Adkison, for whom a park on Main Street and the local chapter of the Military Order of the Purple Heart are both named. A 21-gun salute followed the brief ceremony.
In Covington, dozens of students from Tipton Christian Academy lined East Liberty Avenue, waving flags and cheering for each group that went by. The annual Veterans Day parade featured the Ripley High ROTC, bands from all three county high school and Brighton Middle School, local veterans, Al Chymia shriners and more.
The festivities continued with special programs at Crestview Middle School and Austin Peay Elementary featuring choruses and choirs, posting of the colors and a special recognition of veterans with a reception following.