Retired veterans honored at the Anchor

Published 7:58 am Tuesday, August 17, 2021

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Military veterans were honored at The Anchor last weekend.

Several Selma and Dallas County residents attended the meet and greet event. It was a strong turnout as over 100 people attended the event.

One House, Inc. and Restoring Veterans Hope Org partnered together for the event.

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According to Marquis Neely, the purpose of the event was local residents to speak with veterans who sacrificed their lives in the military.

Selma City Council President Billy Young attended the event and enjoyed talking with the veterans.

“I spent an amazing morning/afternoon honoring our Veterans. One House, Inc. and Restoring Veterans Hope Org,” Young said. “Mark Neely did an outstanding job recognizing our Heroes. Not only were our local Veterans present but the community showed up in great number. It was a great event.”

Selma City Councilman Clay Carmichael thanked the veteran for their service in the military.

Dr. Jeffrey Ford of Rural Health Medical Program, Inc. provided medical information.

Attorney Donavon McGuire of  Legal Services Alabama offered advise on legal services.

John Coon of American Legion Post 20 also spoke at the event.

Publix, Costco, and Harbor Freight Tools were among the organizations who donated gift cards.

Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Clubs from Montgomery and Fort Leavenworth Kansas both attended the event. Each club had strong attendance.

One House, Inc. thanked the supporters and those who attended the event.

Selma Police Chief Kenta Fulford and Donald Shephard and current ALEA State Trooper, also attended the event. Both served in military.