Re­mem­ber our vet­er­ans

Cecil Whig - - FRONT PAGE -

Hon­or­ing our vet­er­ans … It seems like a sim­ple thing to do, but all too of­ten this hol­i­day is lost by the an­tic­i­pated ex­cite­ment of the up­com­ing hol­i­day and elec­tion sea­son.

I en­cour­age you to take a few mo­ments and re­flect on the greater rea­son for Vet­er­ans Day and to thank and honor our mil­i­tary he­roes who served to pro­tect our great na­tion.

In ob­ser­vance of Vet­er­ans Day, The Ce­cil Whig is proud to pub­lish a spe­cial bonus edi­tion 100 per­cent ded­i­cated to some of our lo­cal, mil­i­tary per­son­nel and their sto­ries. This com­mem­o­ra­tive is­sue will be de­liv­ered on Satur­day to all Ce­cil Whig home sub­scribers as part of their cur­rent sub­scrip­tion. Copies will also be avail­able at all our nor­mal news­stand lo­ca­tions around the county. In this edi­tion, you will find sto­ries about … The ef­forts of thou­sands of U.S. Naval Train­ing Cen­ter Bain­bridge vet­er­ans to re­mem­b­der the im­por­tance of the Port De­posit fa­cil­ity. The im­pact that a new VA holis­tic health pro­gram is hav­ing to soothe the pain that vet­er­ans re­turn home with. How Per­ryville is re­mem­ber­ing the sac­ri­fice of lo­cal he­roes in a re­newed pub­lic cam­paign. How Free­dom Hills Ther­a­peu­tic Rid­ing Pro­gram has made serv­ing vet­er­ans a stand­point part of its pro­gram. How vet­er­ans ser­vice or­ga­ni­za­tions are re­fo­cus­ing their ef­forts to gain new mem­bers re­turn­ing home from over­seas duty. This Vet­er­ans Day edi­tion is an­other part of our “Trib­utes Pro­gram” we launched in 2014 to show­case, honor and thank all those who serve our coun­try. For 175 years, the Ce­cil Whig has been priv­i­leged to serve our lo­cal com­mu­nity and hon­ored to do our part by giv­ing back.

This Vet­er­ans Day edi­tion is one way we can con­tinue that role, but we wanted to take it a step fur­ther be­cause we care. We will be do­nat­ing a por­tion of all news­stand pro­ceeds to the Lance Cpl. Gregory S. Copen­haver Marine Corps League De­tach­ment No. 1098, which sup­port vet­er­ans and the com­mu­nity at large through a va­ri­ety of ef­forts, in­clud­ing most vis­i­bly in its “Toys for Tots” cam­paign.

Re­mem­ber­ing and rec­og­niz­ing shouldn’t be a once-ayear thing, at least not in our minds. What these lo­cal he­roes did for our coun­try is amaz­ing and we salute and thank each of them for their ser­vice to our coun­try. We ask you to join us in this cel­e­bra­tion and we thank you in ad­vance if you de­cide to as­sist our ef­forts by pick­ing up a copy of this com­mem­o­ra­tive edi­tion.

Have a safe and happy Vet­er­ans Day! David Fike, Ce­cil Whig Pres­i­dent

DAVID FIKE

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