This morning I went to our Veterans Day Ceremony at Village at Deaton Creek, a Del Webb Community. Our community has about 350 men and woman who are veterans. You can see by the photo at the top, there was a great attendance at our Veterans Day Ceremony.
Saul Levenson, President of the Military Support Club gave the opening remarks, acknowledging the veterans in attendance, many of which had their uniforms on. A special acknowledgement was made of the 10 WWII veterans who are residents of VDC, who were at the meeting.
Mr. Levenson then introduced VDC resident Col Glenn Vogel, who was the guest speaker and who had an exceptional career in the U.S. Air Force. Glenn gave an excellent speech about what it means to be an American, both the responsibilities and benefits. He reminded us of the sacrifices of our veterans and to reminded us to tell them “thank you for your service”.
The Village Singers presented the Star Spangled Banner and several patriotic songs and the audience participated in many of them. Yes, they knew the words! There was a Pledge of Allegiance recited by all in attendance.
Next Captain Ron Jaeh reached out to those in the audience to recognize or remember family members, friends or fellow comrades who served our country. Many, many people recognized and shared a story about a family member, friend or comrade who served in the military. This was touching and you could tell just about everyone in the room had their life influenced by a veteran.
Afterwards, Block ‘n Blade served a cookout lunch of hamburgers and hotdogs and more stories and experiences were told over lunch. Thanks to Block ‘n Blade for providing lunch and by the way, they have some excellent Brunswick Stew at their Flowery Branch store.
Reported by Robert Fowler, VDC resident.
By the way, the Village at Deaton Creek Choir did an excellent job. They perform year around at our community and at outside locations including nursing homes and hospitals. Can’t wait to hear their Christmas Carols next month.