Rep. Lynn Westmoreland with Tyrone Councilman Ryan Housley
On Sunday, Brooks Christian Church hosted a special salute to the veterans of the community. Among those honored were Al Nagel, Sr., a 92-year old WWII vet, and his son Al Nagel, Jr., a 73-year old Vietnam vet. Fellow WWII vet Billy Baldwin was present. Members of Boy Scout Troop 118 were on hand as well to salute the veterans. Those honored were the Nagels, Baldwin, Ben Cook, Greg Peterson, Bill Pulis, Charlie Cave, Billy Ferrell, Grover Hudgins, Alton Jackson, Leslie Neville, Arlan Roan, Dan Nestor, Bob Anderson, Guy Messer, Rennie Moultrie, Julie Nestor, Ray Purcell, James Studdard, and Billy Whitley.
WWII vet Al Nagel, Sr. poses with his son, Al Nagel, Jr., a Vietnam vet at Brooks Christian Church.
WWII vet Billy Baldwin stands with fellow veteran Al Nagel.
Greg Peterson is greeted by a member from Boy Scout Troop 118.
Veteran’s Day was celebrated throughout Fayette County in big ways and small. At Veteran’s Park in Tyrone, loved ones placed American Flags within the assemblage of memorial bricks. More than 100 people later gathered for an 11 a.m. Veteran’s Day featuring Sandy Creek High School’s chorus and ROTC color guard, city leaders, county leaders, civic group leaders and Congressman Lynn Westmoreland. See more photographs from the event on Page Three of this newspaper. (Staff photo by Danny Harrison)