Union County Schools hosting Veterans Day ceremony

The Union County School District invites all veterans and their families a special ceremony on Friday, Nov. 11. Beginning at 9 a.m., the program will be held in the Union County High School auditorium, located at 1000 S. Lake Ave. in Lake Butler. 

The ceremony will include the Presentation of Colors by the UCHS JROTC Color Guard and a special musical tribute by the UCHS Band. The Guest of Honor will be Miss Annette Redman.  

Currently serving as vice mayor of Lake Butler, Redman was born locally to the late Henry and Lola Redman. As a 1975 graduate of Union County High School, she went on to join the United States Army in October 1980. 

Over the course of her 18-year enlistment, Redman was assigned to several different states including Alabama, California, Maryland, South Carolina, New Jersey and New York. Her dedication to the military also allowed her the opportunity to experience assignments in South Korea and Germany, twice.

While serving her country, Redman continued her education and would later earn her AA degree in general studies from the University of Maryland in 1990. It wasn’t until 1996 that she became a certified paraprofessional that eventually landed her a job with the Union County School District. 

Retiring from the Army in 1998, Redman had earned the title of sergeant first class along with the respect of those she came to know along the way. 

Because Redman believes that children are “one of our greatest resources” she never misses an opportunity to fill in as a substitute with the Union County School District. Doing so gives her the opportunity to “help mold their future.” 

Today, Redman spends her time volunteering and supporting our beautiful county. She can always be found at any one of our community events, public meetings, and items of interest.