Annual observance honors local veterans

Published 9:21 am Thursday, November 18, 2021

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Lynne Hicks organized another Veteran’s Day observance for Davie residents and veterans last week, and cried as she gave her reasons for her community service effort.
“My daddy was in World War II,” she said. “Her grandfather was in World War I. Her great-great-grandfather was in The War Between the States. Her uncles served in Korea and Vietnam.
“Ain’t but one way for me to honor my daddy, and that’s to honor what he believed – service to our country,” she said.
The day included prayer, music and recognition of all veterans present – including their branch of service and conflict they served.
“A sincere thank you is extended to our community for the gracious participation of all those involved in the commemoration of our veterans on Nov. 11,” said Arlene Anderson. “The ceremony was enjoyed and appreciated by grateful veterans and their families and friends. Your support shows respect and honor for, not only our veterans, but our community, as well. Thank you.”
A couple of hundred attended the ceremony.