A retired U.S. Army colonel will be the guest speaker at Flagler County’s Memorial Day Ceremony.
Col. Peggy Hengeveld is a member of the Honorable Order of St. Michael and a Legion of Merit recipient. The ceremony will take place at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 29, at the county’s Government Services Building on Moody Boulevard.
Local Boy and Girl Scouts will lead the Pledge of Allegiance, according to a press release from Flagler County. Daytona Beach singer Shannon Rae will sing the national anthem and later “God Bless America.” Veteran Vince Cautero will once again sing “God Bless the USA.”
Hengeveld has made a career of nursing, in and out of the military.
She served in the U.S. Army from 1978 to 2006 and, in 2002, became the first female soldier from the Pennsylvania Army Nation Guard to graduate from the United States Army War College, the press release said.
“Flagler County has a very strong community of veterans,” Veterans Service Officer David Lydon said. “It is a privilege and an honor to have a distinguished veteran like Col. Peggy Hengeveld help us pay tribute to those who lost their lives in service to our country.”