By Donna Bain
The Town of Carrollton honored its Veterans with a program on Thursday, November 10, 2022, on the Courthouse Square. Mayor Mickey Walker welcomed the crowd, and Mr. Jerry Robbins gave the invocation. “The Star-Spangled Banner” was sung by Mrs.Tammy Hall.
Mr. Jerry Robbins, an employee of the Pickens County Board of Education and a bi-vocational pastor, was the guest speaker for the Veteran’s Day program. His comments were thoughtful, and they gave honor and respect to the Veterans present.
“Once again, I express my appreciation and thanks to each one of you that has served this Nation,” said Robbins. “As I thought back, one of my most profound memories comes as a child when my uncle was going to Vietnam. He was out in Texas, where he was stationed, before he was to be flown over. As a very young person, the thing that I can recall most was that he was going somewhere to fight someone for us. As a youngster, that was all I could gather from that. As time went on, I began to learn more and more about what he did and about what each one of you has done down through the years. I have al- ways stood in awe of each one of you, and I have always been thankful for each one of you.”
“Veteran’s Day is a reminder that freedom is not free,” said Robbins. “It is a forced pause in our busy lives to recognize and thank our service men and women who put on a uniform to defend freedom and our democratic way of life.”
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