Sunday, November 7, 2010


Keynote speaker Lt. Col. Margaret Weitzel with Chaplain Bill Cowart before the program began.
Carrollton High School JROTC stand at attention during the program.

Larry Frazier sings the National Anthem while everyone slutes the USA Flag. Pictured from left to right is Lt. Col. Weitzel, Norris Garrett, Bill Cowart, Don Levans, and Larry Jennings.
Abraham Baldwin Chapter NSDAR members greet the speaker (L. to R.) Martha Stapler, Violette Denney, Lt. Col. Weitzer, and Idys Overton.
Saturday, November 6, 2010, was one of the coldest days at the park but the program was one of the best. Every participant did an outstanding job and we learned a lot from our speaker. Lt. Col. Weitzel closed her very informative remarks with the “Marine’s Prayer” which is printed here.

“ Almighty Father, whose command is over all and whose love never fails, make me aware of Thy presence and obedient to Thy will. Keep me true to my best self, guarding me against dishonesty in purpose and deed and helping me to live so that I can face my fellow Marines, my loved ones, and Thee without shame or fear. Protect my family.
Give me the will to do the work of a Marine and to accept my share of responsibilities with vigor and enthusiasm. Grant me the courage to be proficient in my daily performance. Keep me loyal and faithful to my superiors and to the duties my Country and the Marine Corps have entrusted to me. Help me to wear my uniform with dignity, and let it remind me daily of the traditions which I must uphold.
If I am inclined to doubt, steady my faith; if I am tempted, make me strong to resist; if I should miss the mark, give me courage to try again.
Guide me with the light of truth and grant me wisdom by which I may understand the answer to my prayer.”