The Wilmington & Western Railroad is conducting their annual salute to local veterans, many of whom were aided by the local railroads to move military men and women across the Nation during the various conflicts in our history.
As in previous years, they will have a brief ceremony with a few speakers offering their personal reflections and comments. This year’s keynote speaker will be New Castle County Councilman Timothy Sheldon. The Delaware Military Academy will provide a color guard and a bugler. Also, the Delaware Militia Fife & Drum Corps, and members of 509th Infantry Battalion will be in attendance.
This year’s ceremony will take place on Sunday, November 11th; beginning promptly at 11:30 AM, and concluding by 12:15 PM. The first steam powered train of the day will depart from Greenbank Station at 12:30 PM. All those in military uniform will ride the train at no cost. The Baldwin Locomotive #58 (aka “Our Veterans Locomotive”) will be pulling our riders that day.
All veterans and members of military service organizations in the community are invited so that the Wilmington & Western can express their gratitude and appreciation.