Monday, November 12, 2012

VETERAN'S DAY AT THE PARK

It was a beautiful fall day at the Carroll County Veterans Memorial Park on November 10, 2012, when the DAR members gathered at the Park with many other patriotic citizens to remember our Veterans and publicly express our appreciation to them and our troops for their outstanding service to preserve our freedom. Don Levans welcomed everyone and Chaplain Bruce Holley gave the Invocation.  Terry Lowry and the Carroll Community Wind Ensemble presented several appropriate musical pieces and Major Sylvester Hendrix with the ROTC group presented the USA Flag, led the Pledge of Allegiance, and placed the Memorial Wreath. Park President Norris Garrett introduced the speaker, Sheriff Terry Langley, and thanked him for continuing to support the Park.  Major Hendrix led the National Anthem and God Bless America.  Edwin Ivey played the Bag Pipes during the Wreath Ceremony and Larry Jennings closed the program with Taps.  Drinks were provided by Kroger in Carrollton and numerous others help to prepare the assembly area.
Following the Memorial Service, the Abraham Baldwin Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution took a tour of the Park and assembled in the Park Pavilion for a short business meeting with Vice Regent Alice Robinson presiding.  Members were commended for voting in the election and several members for working at the poles.  Diane Brittain announced that our chapter will celebrate Christmas on Thursday, December 6th, with a trip to Southern Living Idea Home in Senoia and lunch at the Founder’s Restaurant in Senoia.  Members should make their reservation by contacting Diane Brittain - carpooling will be available. Item were collected to be sent to the troops in Afghanistan by Patriot Project Chairman Violette Denney.  Members responded generously and five large boxes were filled to capacity and will be shipped in time to arrive in Afghanistan before Christmas. 
Sheriff Terry Langley was the featured speaker and he recognized the Veterans working for the Sheriff’s Department by placing their names on the walls of Honor, if they were not already on one of the Walls.  They are included on Wall of Honor number 21.  He purchased 15 plaques and 10 of those Veterans were present for the Veteran’s Day program.
 
These are the 10 that were present and publicly thanked for their service to the Country as Veterans and also for their continued service in the Sheriff’s Department.  They are all to be commended for their dedication and devotion to making a difference and making this a better place!  On the extreme left is Brad Robinson and he assisted the Sheriff in getting the necessary paper work to the Park Credentials Chairman, Norris Garrett.
DAR members showed their appreciation to Sheriff Langley for honoring our Veterans and recognizing the Veterans Park Committee with his part in the program. Pictured from the left: Martha Stapler, Diane Brittain, Johnnie Baldwin, Sherryll Miles, Gwyn Chesnut, Sheriff Terry Langley, Violette Denney, Betty Morris, Joan Finch, Linda Mears, Alice Robinson, Carole Riddle, Lawana Wallis, and Betty deVane


1 Comments:

At December 5, 2012 at 7:25 AM , Blogger Richard Edwards said...

I am a graduating senior at the University of West Georgia and attended the ceremony. I was very impressed and filmed some shots that I put into this memorial video if you would like to view it. You have my permission to use it for your blog or the website as well. Thank you again for all you do to recognize our veterans.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C6gJ8GMSwLE&feature=plcp

 

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