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More than 125 attend 19th-Annual Luncheon to honor Veterans
By LWC Public Relations
Lindsey Wilson College took time out to honor local citizens who served their country on Thursday, November 11, 2021, when it hosted the 19th-Annual Veterans Day Appreciation Luncheon. This year the event was held at the Adair County VFW Post 6097 with more than 125 veterans and their families in attendance.
The luncheon was catered by the LWC dining center. Lindsey Wilson students and staff served and assisted the veterans during the event.
When Lindsey Wilson started the luncheon in 2003, it was attended by fewer than 40 people.
"We're so pleased how this event has grown over the years," said Vice President for Student Services and Enrollment Management Dean Adams. "It's a small way for our college community to say 'thank you' to the men and women of this region who helped keep our country strong and free."
During the meal, Ronnie Holt, US Army-Sergeant First Class, Retired Quartermaster-VFW Post 6097, spoke to the veterans and their guests about his appreciation for their sacrifice.
"I commend and thank you for all that you have done to sacrifice for our country," said Holt. "Try to remember the good times, and if you can, make peace with the bad times. Share your stories and my God bless you."
At the conclusion of the event, LWC Dean of Students Chris Schmidt accepted an award on behalf of the college from US Army Veteran Ken Edwards from Adair County VFW Post 6097 in recognition of the college's continued support of veterans and the community. Schmidt said that the award is a reflection of the relationship the college and local veterans have.
"It was an honor to receive the award on behalf of the college from the VFW," said Schmidt. "The men and women who served our country and continue to serve our community deserve our recognition. Presenting Lindsey Wilson College with this award for our continued support speaks to the importance of our relationship with them. There is a significant bond between LWC and the Veterans of Post 6097 that will endure for many years. We are grateful to have such wonderful examples of honor, integrity and service as part of our community."
To view more pictures from the event visit: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmX6nA3q.
This story was posted on 2021-11-17 07:04:13
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