County Line: Piney Grove recognizes veterans

Published 9:01 am Thursday, November 18, 2021

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By Shirley Thorne
County Line Correspondent

County Liners are focusing on Thanksgiving and looking forward to Christmas. Our school kids are looking forward to the school days off. It seems only a few months ago we celebrated Christmas. Time seems to fly by faster and faster as we get older. Our community has these Thanksgiving events for your enjoyment.
Clarksbury United Methodist Church will celebrate Thanksgiving with a fellowship dinner following the morning worship service Sunday. Everything will be furnished. Church members invite everyone as they thank God for His many blessings the past year.
Piney Grove AME Zion Church will celebrate Thanksgiving with a covered-dish dinner in the fellowship hall following the 11 a.m. worship service. Church members invite others as they thank God for His bountiful blessings.
Society Baptist Church continues to collect donations for boxes of groceries for Thanksgiving dinners for families of need in our area. Church members are asked to meet at the church fellowship hall at 9 a.m. Saturday to help assemble the boxes.
Society Baptist will have no prayer and Bible study service Wednesday night, Nov. 24, so that families can prepare for Thanksgiving Day gatherings.
A “Drive-Thru Live Nativity” hosted by Society Baptist will be from 6-7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11.
Carol W. Holton and Alice C. Waugh remain in rehab at Davie Nursing and Rehabilitation Center of Mocksville.
Join us in prayer for the Lord’s divine healing upon Carol, Alice, and other residents who are having health problems. Remember in prayer Eva Campbell and Robert Campbell; Eva and Robert’s sister-in-law Gladys Campbell died Tuesday of last week at Gordon Hospice House of Statesville. Continue to pray for the many families in our area affected by the pandemic; as of last Monday, our state’s daily positive test rate had increased to 6.2 percent and our total number of covid-related deaths was 18, 437.
Here’s wishing everyone a very blessed Thanksgiving Day.
Tribute to Veterans
Last Thursday was Veterans Day, a day set aside to honor all veterans. It began as Armistice Day on Nov. 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War I – the Great War – the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11 month. In 1926 Congress passed a resolution for an annual observance. In 1938 the day Nov. 11 was made a national holiday. In 1954 Armistice Day in the United States, not world-wide, was changed to Veterans Day to honor the veterans of all wars, not just World War.
Our County Line community is thankful to all of our veterans, living and deceased plus those missing in action and prisoners of war. It is because of their service and fighting that our democracy has survived. Mere words can never express the depth of our appreciation.
This year we highlight the special “Veterans Recognition” worship service held by Piney Grove AME Zion Church. The service was held at the 11 a.m. worship Sunday, Nov. 14. Those recognized and presented certificates of appreciation were church members Pastor John Phifer, Willie Clement Jr., Vonda Denise Holland, Bruce Isaac Jr., Darlyn Rivers. David Sharpe, and Shawnna Nichols plus guest Bonnie Hallman. Please see photo for their service data.
As shown, the service also included the “missing man 6-seat table” recognizing those missing in action or prisoners of war of the five branches of service plus civilians.
Our community also recognizes these veterans and thanks them for their service to our country. If you haven’t called at least one veteran to thank them for their service, please do so.
Again, we thank all veterans and their families for their service to our country.