Annually, on Veteran’s Day, the Grundy County Veterans Historical Society focuses public attention on living service men and women in our county who have served or are currently serving in the nation’s military.
The Grundy County Herald, prints special section listing the names of our living veterans. This section is sponsored by local businesses and individuals. This list will be read, live, on GCTV during the Grundy County Veterans Historical Society’s annual Veteran’s Day program on November 10, beginning at 7:30 a.m.
Readers are asked to help make the list more accurate. Keep in mind that this is a list of living veterans (deceased Veterans are recognized separately on Memorial Day). If you know of a living veteran whose name is not on the list, or of one who is on the list but has passed away, please contact a Veteran’s Historical Society member and help update the records. This can be done by calling Betty Jo Turner at 779-5020.
“We urge everyone to tune in to this recognition program as the list is being read, jot down the names of those you know have served and make a special effort to convey gratitude to the veterans that you come in contact with. Something as simple as a phone call or a text or a card of thanks, will show them our appreciation!” said Ray Winton, president of the Veteran’s Historical Society. “It’s a small, but meaningful thing that each of us can do, which will make that vet’s day brighter.”
Winton also suggests that expression of gratitude be made to those who sponsor this program. A list of these sponsors is included the Veterans Day edition of the Grundy County Herald, adjacent to the veteran’s name list.
The next event to recognize local veterans will be the WWII and Korean War veteran’s luncheon on December 7 (Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day) at 12 p.m., at the Coalmont Community Center. If you know a WWII veteran or a Korean veteran, please invite them to attend this event and turn in their name and a guest to Gayle VanHooser at 931-692-3621.