Parades and programs help pay tribute to veterans

first_img You Might Like Published 7:20 pm Wednesday, November 11, 2020 Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Book Nook to reopen Veterans Day was originally called Armistice Day and was a day to reflect on the heroism of those who died in service to the United States of America. In 1954, Congress passed the bill that President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed proclaiming November 11 as Veterans Day.McLendon said is right that all American veterans should be honored for their commitment and their service.In today’s turbulent times, Randy Ross, Pike County’s Veterans Affairs Officer, said America’s veterans steady the ship in troubled waters. The posting of the Memorial Wreath was by David Fraley, post member.Following the reading of the long list of American patriots whose lives were lost in times of war, a “silver trumpet blew a sad song” and McLendon acknowledged the supreme sacrifices of Pike County patriots.“No one can ever say that Pike County has not done its part,” he said. “We our veterans and we honor them all.” “We owe our veterans a great debt of gratitude,” he said. ““We’ll never know the sacrifices that have been made and the prices that have been paid. It’s a debt that we can never fully repay.”Troy City Council members Marcus Paramore and Stephanie Baker expressed their gratitude and appreciation for America’s veterans. Paramore said his father, who served in Korea and Vietnam, instilled in him pride in America and gave him a clear understanding of what it means to be a veteran. America’s veterans, not only help preserve the freedoms that Americans enjoy, but have paved the way for the country’s next generation of veterans who will continue to ensure those freedoms, Baker said.Because of restrictions of the coronavirus, American Legion Post 70 was unable to host a Memorial Day service in May.  McLendon said the post was taking the opportunity of Veterans Day to read the names of those who died in service to their country beginning with World War I zand culminating with Iraqi Freedom. All American veterans were honored in a Veterans Day Service hosted by American Legion Post 70 at the post home on Wednesday, the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month.Post Commander Bob McLendon said Veterans Day is a day set aside each year for Americans to pay their respects to all those who have served. “On Veterans Day, all Americans should stand in united respect for their veterans who served in times of war and also in times of peace. That respect should never waiver,” McLendon said.center_img Trojans begin title defense on Friday night It’s been anything but a quiet eight months for the Charles Henderson Lady Trojans since they hoisted their second state… read more By The Penny Hoarder By Jaine Treadwell Sponsored Content Skip Latest Stories Parades and programs help pay tribute to veterans Email the author Print Article Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Patriot Health ZoneHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential Health32-second Stretch Ends Back Pain & Sciatica (Watch)Healthier LivingThe 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more