Honoring Our Vets

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By Tia Lynn Lecorchick managing editor

The Annual Veterans’ Day Ceremony, sponsored by the Calvin George Post 137 of the American Legion, will be held in the Morgan County High School (MCHS) Gymnasium on Tuesday, Nov. 11 at 9 a.m. Commander Jim NeSmith is hoping the community will come out in full force to support both fallen and living veterans alike. “If it wasn’t for our veterans, we wouldn’t be where we are today. We wouldn’t have the freedom we have today. A lot of people died for our flag and we want to remember their sacrifice. We also want to honor our military personnel still serving this country,” said NeSmith. “We want to remember those who have died and those who are still living serving our country right now.” According to NeSmith, there are many retired Veterans in our community who served valiantly and deserve to be recognized for their service. “It means so much to them and to their families,” said NeSmith. “We just want to see everyone come and show our support for all our veterans.” The MCHS band, chorus, color guard, Junior AirForce ROTC will participate in the Veterans Day Ceremony. Afterwards, a flagpole dedication will take place in front of the new ROTC building, beside the high school. American Legion Posts all throughout the state of Georgia will also be holding Veterans’ Day ceremony on November 11, an act of solidarity to rally around veterans to show appreciation for all of their service and sacrifice.

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