• Dublin Rotary Club Thanks Local Veterans

    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!

    About Fredda Jones

    From the time I was just a child, I could lose myself on my grandparents' sprawling front porch, curled up in their porch swing. With the scent of roses in the air and the flutter of the flag in the breeze, I was protected, free to think little-girl thoughts and build little-girl castles in the air. Add a friend to the swing, and we could solve each and every one of our little-girl problems from that old swing. Today, I still find that there is nothing quite like a porch swing and a good friend for restoring order to an otherwise chaotic world. So grab a cup of coffee and come on over, join me in the swing, and let's talk it over.
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