Celebrating Freedom November 09 2013
LCBSM hosted the sixth annual Celebrating Freedom event with the theme of "Thank A Vet" at Somerset Mall on Nov. 9, 2013. Almost 100 veterans attended the celebration. Southern Elementary Youth Choir perform the National Anthem and performed a variety of patriotic songs under the direction of Dawn Pyles including, "Thank a Vet." SWHS JROTC presented the Colors and the Serivce Flags under the direction of CW4 Voirs and SFG Cottle. PCHS JROTC, under the direction of SFC Andrews and Major Foncannon, performed a special duet performance and a solo performance featuring twirling rifles and several passes of the rifles that entertained everyone with their timing. Many thanks to these your people.
All the veterans and their guests were treated to a special lunch catered by Bill Hamilton of Main Street Deli. A generous donation given by GE Local Union IUE-CWA 83767 helped cover the cost of the meal and photos that will be sent to the veterans. The group was able to honor veterans from World War II through the War on Terrorism. A special thank you to POW Bobby Newell. We were so honored to be in the presence of these wonderful veterans who have given their time in the military service to help provide our freedom. Thanks are extended to Somerset Mall for their generous assistance in planning the event. Thanks are also extended to Windy Conley, the City of Somerset and the Somerset Fire Department for supplying tables and chairs.