Cobbs Hall Chapter invites Tomb of the Unknown Soldier sentinel to speak to community Nov. 8

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The Cobbs Hall Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will commemorate this event by hosting Sentinel Lonny LeGrand Jr. from Poquoson.

The DAR Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Centennial Event is at 10 a.m. November 8 at the White Stone Church of the Nazarene, 57 Whisk Drive, White Stone.

The community is invited, said regent Michele Tucker.

According to LeGrand’s bio, “Lonny was raised in Missouri and Arkansas. Growing up all he wanted to do was play pro baseball for the St Louis Cardinals, a dream of many kids back home. Having been raised in small country towns scouting was a big part of his life and when not playing sports he was usually in the woods camping and hunting.

“He comes from a family of military men where both grandfathers, father, uncles and brothers served their country. The tradition continued with his son who recently finished his tour with the Army as a Military Police Officer and CID Agent…[to-view-more]