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Edwards family honored for 178 years of military service

The Edwards family was honored at the last Board of Commissioners meeting for their combined 178 years of military service. (Photo by Tameca White)

At Thursday night’s meeting, the Fayette County Board of Commissioners honored a family that has given so much in service for their country. The family of Sydney and Adelaide Edwards was honored for their combined 178 years of military service history.
“We are thankful to the Edwards Family and all veterans who disregard personal wellbeing and act with incredible honor to preserve for us, the citizens of this great nation, our freedom,” said Chairman Charles Oddo reading the proclamation honoring the family for their “their commitment to this country and for standing in the face of uncertainty to defend our peace and freedom.”
Sydney, who passed in 1988, and Addie moved to Fayette County in 1963 and lived in either Fayetteville or Peachtree City since then. Sydney served 20 years. His sons Greg, Fred, Ted, and Kennedy each served at least 20 years. Four of his grandsons, Sam, Spencer, Jeff, and Justin, have served or are serving now, along with Leah, the wife of one of his grandsons. Sydney’s father, Sam, also served in World War I. The Edwards were also joined by their newest family member, Bond. Bond is Justin’s service dog who also served overseas and has received national recognition for saving countless lives.

By Christopher Dunn

Managing Editor Christopher Dunn has been with the Fayette County News since 2011, in addition to running Fayette Victory magazine. He is a graduate of Fayette County schools, as well as a graduate of Georgia State University with a degree in journalism. Follow him on twitter @fayettesports.