Friday, February 5, 2010

Day of Thanks

"American Legion Post No. 81 launched a new Day of Thanks Sunday to recognize military support personnel who are an important part of military operation but have never been deployed to a war zone."

We want to acknowledge military personnel support with at least a thank you,” said Rick Villegas, president of the American Legion Riders. “We would like to do it twice a month as long as there is somebody who wants to do it.”Recipients are not usually veterans of the front lines but more along the lines of military service personnel, Villegas said.The first military support personnel recognized during the first-time Day of Thanks ceremony was Sarah Jo Lively.

The ceremony was attended by Lake Havasu City Vice-Mayor Don Callahan, Councilwoman Margaret Nyberg, Blue Star Mothers, American Legion members, the VFW commander as well as Lively’s family members.

Today's News-Herald - Serving Lake Havasu City & The Lower Colorado River Area:

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