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  • Writer's pictureBill Raines

Veterans Honored at Morning Breakfast at Annual Flag Raising Ceremony Bedford's Golden Corral

BEDFORD - JULY 4, 2022 - Local veterans were treated to a free breakfast as Bedford's Golden Corral Annual Flag Raising Ceremony was conducted Monday morning.

Many attended the ceremony at Golden Corral; this ceremony has been held since July 4, 1988 to honor the service to our country the many veterans have sacrificed over the years.

The ceremony opened with prayer by Bob Courson, Pastor of the Mitchell First Church of God.

Roger Gales played his trumpet, while the flag was hoisted up the flagpole.

The American Flag that has spanned over the Bedford Restraunt is an icon to the community. The restraunt located at State Road 37 and 16th Street is Lawrence County's largest Flag display.

Lawrence County Commissioner's president Rodney Fish led the crowd in the Pledge of Allegiance.

Bedford's Fire Chief John Hughes, who had three oversea deployments while serving in the United States Navy, spoke in honor of the county's emergency services personnel.

Honor the memory and legacy of past President Disabled American Veteran Terry Sanders

The LTC Cladie Bailey Chapter 2, along with the Disabled American Veterans presented Ronnie Nubbie a check in the honor of longtime member and past president Terry Sanders who passed away this last March. The $500 donation to Camp Corral which allows children of military families to have fun at a summer camp.

Many attended this morning's Flag Raising Ceremony at Golden Corral

His son, Travis was presented the check on Sander's behalf to Golden Corral manger Nubbie.

Terry Sanders was a member of the Disabled American Veterans and served two terms as the Disabled American Veterans State Commander, past commander of V.F.W. Post # 9107 of Mitchell and member of the American Legion Gillen Post #33, FRA Fleet Reserve Association. Sanders was also a recipient of both Kentucky Colonel and Saginaw of the Wabash Award for distinguished work among the veterans.

Bedford Mayor Sam Craig reminded attendees as they attend the many events held throughout the day to reflect on our freedoms, and the sacrifices made in order that Americans enjoy those freedoms.

The ceremony was concluded with a closing prayer from Father Jegan Peter, Saint Vincent DePaul Catholic Church.

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