By John Jackson
Mayor Billy Copeland and the
McDonough City Council hosted the seventh annual Veterans’
Appreciation Breakfast yesterday morning where approximately 140
veterans, invited guests and local leaders enjoyed a country
breakfast, at the Heritage Senior Center in McDonough.
Pictured at right, Cadet
Master Chief, Destiny Browder, of Henry County High School
NROTC assists Navy veteran Mike Starnes with his tray.
Photo by John Jackson
Veterans from every
branch were represented and were recognized for service to their
country. Mayor Copeland welcomed all of the guests and thanked
the staff at the Heritage Senior Center for preparing the meal,
and Henry County Commission Chair-man, Tommy Smith, also greeted
the guests and thanked the veterans for their service.
Reverend Bert Neal, retired
US Army Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) and pastor of Wesley Chapel UMC in
McDonough, spoke about his own military airborne and ranger
experience, to a rapt audience. He also extended his heartfelt
thanks to all military for their service and sacrifice.
The Henry County High School
NROTC cadets were on hand to assist guests and entertainment was
provided by Charlie Kuykendall who performed rousing military songs,
accompanied by Cathy Tucker on the piano.
The Appreciation Breakfast was sponsored by
Bellamy-Strickland Chevrolet Pontiac-GMC and Vitas Innovative