A thank you to local veterans was the theme of the Rotary Club meeting during the week of Veterans Day here in Dublin, Texas, and I was fortunate enough to be able to attend and witness firsthand just how thankful this group is to their veterans for all that they have done for them.
Of course Michael Hailey and his great “jump in and help” folks had the delicious meal of chicken and dumplings and fresh fruit salad under control by the time I arrived.
As if that were not enough, in walked Bonnie Keller with a hand-decorated patriotic cake. It was at this time that I learned that Bonnie has only lived in Dublin for the past year, and Texansunited.com will be bringing you that very interesting story in the near future!
Of course, as I’ve told you before, Dublin and its people love their God and their country, and the meeting began in the usual way with Mike Simpson opening the meeting with a prayer.
Steve Hightower led the crowd in the Pledge of Allegiance, and Judy Gordon and Judy Thiebaud led the singing, which sent up a crescendo on the closing song, “God Bless America.”
The guest speaker for the meeting was Sgt. First Class Mark Catlett who served in Iraq and is now a recruiting officer. Karen Wright introduced Sgt. Catlett and also delivered a heartfelt thank you to other veterans in attendance.
War experiences were also related by Troy Ashcraft and Sy Norris, and once again we were all struck by just how much our veterans have done and continue to do for all of us every day.
As usual the meeting closed with the recitation of the 4-Way Test. Again, I just have to say that I love Dublin, Texas and its God Bless America attitude!