A generation of heroes
On Veterans Day we salute all who served, but this year The Covington News focused its tribute to those who served in World War II, a generation that laid a foundation of peace and prosperity and shaped our world.
We listed veterans who served from Newton County who have been honored on the World War II Memorial site www.wwiimemorial.com. That list is a great tribute, but it is incomplete. It lists those who are buried in military cemeteries or are listed as missing, those listed on official government records as killed in action, and veterans who have been honored through enrollment in the Registry of Remembrances.
A booklet from the period, “General Marshall’s Victory Report,” offers another list of those who served. You can find the names from the book on Page 8A.
You can honor your veteran at the Registry of Remembrances at www.wwiimemorial.com. Click on registry.
We are grateful to all veterans for the sacrifices they have made for this nation. Thanks so much for your service and for keeping us safe.
We know we have said this enough times that it must almost seem we pull out the same editorial and rerun it.
But the truth is, the backbone of any community is the tax base it receives from its local merchants.
The more sales our local merchants produce, the bigger benefit it is for all of the citizens of Newton County and Social Circle.
It’s true we don’t have all the big box stores that other communities might have, but the bottom line is this, you can buy almost anything you might want and need right here.
Take the time to shop here and you will find some great bargains and save gas to boot.
This week we received some good news, that SKC Company announced plans to expand, and some bad news, that longtime Mom and Pop business Smiley’s closed.
We have a good community here. We also have a lot of good people who are working hard to attract industry and business to the area.
We encourage you to spend your money wisely and to spend it here. Each dollar you spend locally gets multiplied many times.
Every public trail you walk on and every public swing you push your child on is paid for in part by the money you spend in our community.
This holiday season, shop at home. Get to know your neighbors. They have the same pride in their community as you do.