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Local veterans honored
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Local veterans are shown from left. Seated are Jerry Adcock and Arlene Cookie Hullett (Desert Storm/Shield), Toni Fruehauf (USAF Reserve). Standing are Jimmy Sprague (Operation Just Cause) and Boyd Bruce Malone (Grenada/Desert Storm). - photo by Photo by Reed Vanderpool
DeKalb County recognized the many men and women who have made it possible for Americans to enjoy their freedom Monday.A Veterans Day program was held Monday morning at the DeKalb County Complex auditorium.The event boasted performances by the DeKalb County High School Chorus and Fighting Tiger Band. State Representative Terri Lynn Weaver delivered a rendition of the Star Spangled Banner, and Susan Hinton read a poem in tribute to veterans.Sarah Tinch, a Veterans Benefit Representative was the keynote speaker.“Today, we come together to remember, honor and pay tribute to our heroes – ordinary men and women who set aside their own personal freedom to defend and protect our nation from those who would threaten our way of life. They left the comfort of their homes and families for hostile lands far away to fight on foreign soil, so that we would never have to fight on our own soil – lands such as Iwo Jima, Seoul, Khe Sanh, and Fallujah.