VFW pins veterans to show gratitude

By Roxanne Thompson
Staff Writer
Mexia’s VFW Post 4694 honored veterans on Saturday, Nov. 11, in a special ceremony presenting the vets special pins as a token of gratitude for their service.
Giving veterans the pins was just part of a ceremony highlighted by keynote speaker Joe “JoeRob” Robert, a veteran of the Air Force, telling about changes in the way he and other volunteers are providing help to veterans.
First, though, Post Commander Lamar Evans welcomed those attending, thanking the veterans for their answering the call of their nation to service.
“It’s a day we thank the service men and women that are currently serving and have served in the past,” Evans said of Veterans Day. “It’s a day the living celebrate their service, but it’s also a time to remember the ones that are no longer here and the ones that have fallen in our country’s wars.”
Evans noted that Veterans Day was established on Nov. 11 to commemorate the German surrender in World War I on that date in 1918, making 2017 the 99th anniversary of that fateful day.

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