The Messenger 11.16.07
VETERANS HONORED — U.S. Army veteran Doug Fisette, an employee of Fulton Independent School as custodian at Carr Elementary School in Fulton, recently spoke to the student body about what it means to be a veteran. He joined several local dignitaries to honor area veterans at the school’s Veterans Day program, attended by the student body, faculty, parents, guests and veterans. Other speakers included Kentucky Rep. Steven Rudy; Jason Haslet, a representative for U.S. Congressman Ed Whitfield; Fulton County (Ky.) Judge Executive David Gallagher; Fulton Mayor Eddie Crittendon; Jim Dickerson, Tennessee chaplain of Disabled American Veterans; and Angela Stewart, commander of the Weakley County Disabled American Veterans auxilary. Highlights of the program included the posting of colors by the Tennessee National Guard; the Pledge of Allegiance, led by Ms. Stewart; the presentation of military flags by the Carr ambassadors; the national anthem sung by music teacher Allison Butner; “God Bless America” sung by the sixth- and seventh-grade chorus; a proper flag-burning ceremony for the retirement of a flag, led by Jim Dickerson; and closing prayer led by George Brock. Other special guests included Fulton city manager Kenney Etherton; Fulton Police Chief Terry Powell; Fulton County Jailer Ricky Parnell; Fulton Fire Chief Jim Hartz; Fulton Assistant Fire Chief Adam Lyons; and Lemmon Stewart, past commander and present treasurer for the Weakley County Disabled Veterans. These guests assisted in the proper flag-burning ceremony. The program concluded with a moment of silence and the playing of “Taps.” Veterans and special guests were also honored with a breakfast provided by school food service director Vicki Swift and her staff and were given hand-painted mugs by DeAnna Miller. Hostesses for the breakfast were Brenda Mahan and Deborah Heisel. The day’s events were coordinated by Angela Stewart, community education director Angie Nanney, Family Connection director George Yarbro and Family Connection assistant Ann Cooley.
Carr Elementary School, Fulton Independent School, Veterans Day