Wednesday, August 31, 2016


Patriot Day’s will be observed on Saturday, September 10, 2016, when the American Legion Post 143 will sponsor a 9/11 program at the Carroll County Veterans Memorial Park to honor our first responders.  The program will begin at 10:50 A.M. with music by the Carroll County Wind Ensemble and the opening remarks will start at 11 A.M.  It will be a program to pay tribute to our county’s “other uniformed Service Personnel,” complete with recognition and awards.  Bryant Hightower, who was on hand to help with the recovery and identification at the Twin Towers in New York, will speak.
The Carroll County police departments, sheriff’s department, county and city fire departments, EMTs, and the 911 call center will be recognized with appreciation.  Those who lost their lives in the line of duty from these groups will be honored and remembered.  Come and bring your neighbors – this needs to be one of the most attended events at the Park ever.  These are the people who keep us safe every day during our regular activities.

(Summary from LinkedIn for Bryant Hightower) I am part of a funeral service family that goes back three generations. I have had the honor of serving the state of Georgia in many ways, including terms as president of the Georgia Funeral Directors Association and the Academy of Graduate Embalmers of Georgia, as a deputy coroner for Haralson County, and as a member of the Georgia State Board of Funeral Service.

On a national level, I have served on many National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) Committees; currently, I serve as an at-large representative (2015-17) to the NFDA Board of Directors. My national service also includes serving as chair of the NFDA Advocacy Committee, representing Georgia on the NFDA Policy Board and serving as an at-large representative to the Board of Directors from 2007 to 2009.

My wife, Cathy, and I have three daughters.


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