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Community honors vets
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Two of the communitys oldest surviving veterans, Joe Goodwin and Edsel Frazier, were recognized at the local Veterans Day program Monday. The event included performances by the DCHS Fighting Tiger Band and the DCHS Chorus. - photo by Photo by: Reed Vanderpool
Local VFW POST 7623 and the American Legion POST 122 presented a Veterans Day program Monday at the county complex.State Representative Terri Lynn Weaver treated the audience to her version of the National Anthem, and the program also featured performances by the DeKalb County Fighting Tiger Band, under the direction of Jonathan Wright, and the DCHS Chorus, under the direction of Josh Gulley. Chuck Olsen opened with prayer, and Doyle Smith led the well-attended event in the pledge to the flag.Edward Frazier introduced Retired Brigadier General of the Tennessee State Guard Billy Hawkins, who told the audience not to underestimate the contribution our veterans make.“It has been said that if you can read, you should thank a teacher,” Hawkins said. “If you have freedom, thank a veteran.