Archive - Nov 11, 2010 - News Article
The Sweetwater VFW Post 2479 held its annual Veteranâ€™s Day Flag Raising ceremony at the local VFW post this morning. Several citizens were present to watch the flag being raised and enjoy coffee and donuts. Judge Tim Fambrough, who served as guest speaker, talked about the transition made from freedom fighter to American veteran. He urged those in attendance to assist veterans through charities, service and other efforts. Fambrough also offered various statistics about veterans, including the fact that there are over 23 million American veterans today, even those currently serving.
Hoyt House honored veterans with a pancake breakfast and presentation by guest speaker, Nolan County Veterans Service Officer Robert McBride. McBride spoke about how Veterans Day is becoming undercelebrated. We are currently in the longest running war, The War on Terror, and we have the fastest sinking veteran population. He reminded the audience, for veterans, everyday is Veterans Day. Pictured above, in no particular order, are veterans: Lewis Davis, T.A. Rosson, Nolan County Judge Tim Fambrough, Sam Smith, James Vaughn and NCVSO Robert McBride.
The Roscoe American Legion Post #227 honored veterans with a full breakfast. Local recruiter, Raymond Medellin was the guest speaker. According to Donnie Willman, the breakfast is important to bring all veterans together. â€śTheir service is the reason that we have our freedom,â€ť Willman said. Bill Talbert continued to say, being a prisoner of war is tough, but there is nothing worse than a country that doesnâ€™t have the pride or the freedom to remember their veterans.
The Lionâ€™s Club recognized its veterans, during their weekly meeting. Their program included a recap of Lion Michelle Steakley when she went to see her son graduate from Navy boot camp.
Pictured are Ray Browning (Marine), Don Ware (Army), Bob Peterson (Navy), Ben High (Air Force), Alton Pyburn (Air Force), and Jack Kennedy (Army).