|Mayor Hosts Military and Civilian Guests in Honor of Military Appreciation Week|
November 14, 2012
This morning, the City of Prattville was honored to host a contingent of military and civilian dignitaries and guests in recognition of Military Apprecation Week in the River Region. Our guests included Lt. General Fadok, Commander and President of Air University, Maxwell Air Force Base; Colonel Trent Edwards, 42d Air Base Wing Commander; CMSgt Garth Meade, Command Chief Master Sergeant, 42d Air Base Wing; Major General Sheryl Gordon, Assistant Adjutant General, Alabama Army National Guard; Colonel Sam Black, Commander of the 187th Fighter Wing, Montgomery Regional Air National Guard Base; Colonel Paul Knapp, Vice Commander of the 908th Airlift Wing, Maxwell Air Force Base; Lt. Colonel Jerry Lobb, Public Affairs Chief, 908th Airlift Wing; Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange; Air Univeristy Public Affairs Chief Amy Richardson, Montgomery Chamber of Commerce Manager of Military and Government Affairs Brenda King; Senator Bryan Taylor; Representative Paul Beckman; Councilor Jerry Starnes; Councilor Lora Lee Boone; Councilor Clyde Chambliss; and others.
Mayor Gillespie presented his mayor's coin to our guests in honor of their military service and/or civil service to our military.**
Our guests moved on to Millbrook after leaving City Hall. All the mayors of the River Region will sign the proclamation by day's end. It was our privilege to host these hometown heroes and we thank them wholeheartedly for their service to our country and for our freedom. We will post the joint proclamation when we receive our copy.
We have a number of veterans currently employed by the City of Prattville and we wanted to take this opportunity to recognize their service to our nation! They are:
We got a few of our folks to give us photos.
The City of Prattville is proud to have so many veterans within its ranks of employees. We want to extend our sincere thanks to all veterans for keeping us safe and free. Thank you for your service to our nation!
**A challenge coin is a small coin or medallion (usually military), bearing an organization's insignia or emblem and carried by the organization's members. Traditionally, they are given to prove membership when challenged and to enhance morale. In addition, they are also collected by service members. In practice, challenge coins are normally presented by unit commanders in recognition of special achievement by a member of the unit. They are also exchanged in recognition of visits to an organization.
|Character Trait for February|
Making my own schedule and priorities secondary to the wishes of those I serve.
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