Pike County residents say ‘thank you’ to veterans

first_img Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration By Jaine Treadwell Pike County residents say ‘thank you’ to veterans Around the WebIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel “My heroes, my role models were my family members and those around me who answered our country’s call,” Givhan said, adding that his heroes continue to be America’s veterans – those who continue to answer America’s call.Veterans at Elamville Cemetery gather for a photo after the Veterans Day program.Wars are no longer fought in a way that there is wholesale slaughter as it was in the world wars when millions of lives were lost. But one life lost in war is one too many.Givhan said the United States doesn’t want a fair fight when it comes to war. The United States wants to be superior in all aspects of war and, if and when the fight comes, all is fair, and the United States is prepared.At the 11th hour, of the 11th day of the 11th month of November 2016, the Brundidge VFW Post 7055 conducted a Veterans Day Program at Elam Cemetery at Elamville.Post Commander Henry Middlebrooks said the Veterans Day Ceremony is held annually at the Elam Cemetery where more than 70 veterans are buried.“For a small cemetery the percentage of veterans buried here is large,” Middlebrooks said. “Some of the veterans’ graves date back to the Civil War. People in this area are patriotic and appreciate and support their veterans.”The guest speaker for the Veterans Day program was Dorothy Robbins of Dothan. Robbins is a volunteer lobbyist for the Veterans Administration.Although Robbins had no crystal ball, she did say that the future looks brighter for veterans, especially in health care.And, if things fall into place, Robbins predicted that both Fort Rucker and Maxwell Air Force Base will be secure and even expand.“There are many reasons why we must keep America great,” Robbins said. “Among them is to defend freedom but the most important reason to keep America great is the right to petition heaven and ask God to bless this nation with wisdom, courage, strength and devotion and also His blessing on those who put on the uniform of the United States of America. We must pray to God in gratitude for our blessings.” Email the author Book Nook to reopen Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Veterans from World War II through Afghanistan attended the breakfast held in their honor. Troy Mayor Jason Reeves thanked the veterans for their service and dedication to country and for coming home to continue to serve in their communities.“We are grateful to our veterans every day,” he said. Randy Ross, Pike County Veterans Affairs officer, introduced the program’s keynote speaker Maj. General Walter Givhan, USAF, Retired. Givhan is the senior vice chancellor of Advancement and Development for Troy University.A veteran poses for a photo with Maj. Gen. Walter Givhan, the speaker at the Colley Senior Complex’s Veterans Day breakfast.Givhan highlighted the history of the country’s “modern” wars from World War I forward.When the Armistice between the Allies and Germany was signed at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918 and the fighting in World War I came to an end, Americans believed that World War I was the war to end all wars, Givhan said. “Americans had experienced the horrors of war – how it was in the trenches with shelling all day and night. The flowers of a generation wiped out and many others came home shell-shocked. It seem unimaginable that another world war would happen,” Givhan said. “But another world war did happen and American patriots once again went to fight for the common good. Latest Storiescenter_img Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Print Article You Might Like Landowners receive TREASURE awards Messenger photo/submittedPike County’s Randy Hale and Gene and Jana Renfroe received awards from the Alabama TREASURE Forest Association (ATFA) at… read more A member of Charlie’s Angels assists the family of deceased veteran, Easter Stewart, in placing a flag in his honor. Right, a veteran participates in the ceremony by moving a wreath.Every Veterans Day, Americans gather to show appreciation to the nation’s veterans and every year, the thanks seems to fall short.Perhaps, the Rev. Willie Henderson said it best.“We come to say thank you to our veterans as humbly as we know how,” Henderson said during the invocation at the Colley Senior Complex’s 17th Annual Veterans Day Breakfast Program Friday morning. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Published 3:00 am Saturday, November 12, 2016 By The Penny Hoarder Sponsored Contentlast_img

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