A veterans breakfast was held at the Corner Cafe in Gallatin Monday morning, Nov. 11, Veterans Day. Veterans and guests enjoyed the meal sponsored by Gallatin VFW, Frank Frazier Post 2172. [Submitted Photo]
Covel D. Searcy Elementary presented a patriotic assembly, hosted by the sixth grade, on Friday, Nov. 8, in the school gymnasium. Sheryl Warren, vocal instructor at Gallatin schools, directed the program. Frank Frazier VFW Commander Ray Clevenger described the program as “the most patriotic assembly presented since I have been commander.”
The fourth, fifth, and sixth graders were accompanied by the rest of the elementary school as they sang
All of the soldiers working in the control tower in the air traffic control facility for the airfield at the Tay Ninh Base Camp in Vietnam had nicknames given to them by the pilots. One was called “Sod Buster” and another was called “Stump Jumper.”
But Ray Clevenger will never give up his nickname.
“It’s a secret between me and my army buddies,” he said. “All I’ll tell you is
by Air Force Master Sergeant Leslie VanBelkum
Sergeant Leslie J. VanBelkum, once a schoolboy in Gallatin, has an extensive operational background that extends well beyond the Air Force. He has eight deployments including humanitarian assistance/disaster relief missions and Operation Iraqi Freedom, during which VanBelkum led a personal security detachment for Multinational Forces- Iraq J2 in Baghdad.
The best friends you will ever have are the ones who have fought and
Winston School’s Veterans Day Assembly will be starting at 2:30 on Monday, Nov. 11, in the gym. All veterans are invited to attend the assembly and reception to follow.
Jesse Reynolds, of Gallatin, and his son Ron Reynolds recently journeyed to Savannah, Ga., to participate in the USS Radford’s ships company annual reunion. Jesse and Dossy East were the only two original crew members to make the trip. The original crew members are called “Plank Owners.”
by Dr. Don Kuehle
Ever heard of Veterans Day as Armistice Day? “Armistice” refers to a cessation of war, a temporary peace, a truce between enemies. A “veteran” is an old soldier, a seasoned fighter from some former war. On June 4, 1929, at the end of World War I, the U.S. Congress passed the following legislation:
“WHEREAS the 11th of November 1918, marked the cessation of the most destructive,
Covel D. Searcy Elementary School will present a patriotic assembly to show appreciation for the many veterans from the community who have served in the past, and those who are currently serving. A cookies and punch reception is at 1:30 on Friday, Nov. 8, in the elementary cafeteria, followed by the assembly in the gymnasium at 2:15.
Preschool through sixth grade will attend the assembly. Fourth, fifth and sixth graders
Moving Wall ever closer
Gallatin Frank Frazier Post #2172 will host a free biscuit and gravy breakfast for all Daviess County veterans at the Corner Café in Gallatin from 6-8 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 11.
The Post is $1,500 short of having enough funds to bring the Vietnam Moving Wall to Gallatin in 2014. They have collected about $8,500 to date. If you would like to make a donation,
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