New Echota UMC holds spe­cial ser­vice for Me­mo­rial Day

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New Echota United Methodist Church held a spe­cial re­mem­brance ser­vice for Me­mo­rial Day on Sun­day, May 27, 2018.

Ma­jor Dar­rel Gev­ing, U.S. Army Na­tional Guard, in­vited Pete Mecca to speak dur­ing the spe­cial ser­vice. Mecca is an Air Force In­tel­li­gence Vet­eran from the Viet­nam War. He lives with his wife in Cony­ers. He spoke on the mil­lions of men and women who gave their lives pre­vi­ous wars so that the cit­i­zens of the United States of Amer­ica could en­joy life, lib­erty and the pur­suit of hap­pi­ness. He en­cour­aged ev­ery­one to teach the next gen­er­a­tions about the sac­ri­fices of these men and women.

Mecca is af­fil­i­ated with many groups that sup­port and re­mem­ber the sac­ri­fices of veter­ans. He is the au­thor of a re­cently pub­lished book, “Veter­ans - Stories From Amer­ica’s Best.”

The con­gre­ga­tion en­joyed Lim­it­less, the chil­dren’s sign­ing and per­form­ing group, led by Tara Zapp. Veter­ans and all fam­i­lies of those serv­ing in the mil­i­tary, past and present were also thanked for their ser­vice. Pic­tured are: Back row, left to right, veter­ans Mil­lard Koger and Gary Ste­wart; Pete Mecca and Ma­jor Dar­rel Gev­ing.

Front row, left to right, Pas­tor Keith Wil­lard, Tara Zapp, Macee Clark, Mad­die Stone and Joey VanDyke.

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