American Legion hosts Veterans day program

Published 6:04 am Sunday, November 13, 2022

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District 23 State Senator-Elect Robert Stewart was the guest speaker at the American Legion Post 20 Veterans Day program on Friday morning at Memorial Stadium.

Under light rain, veterans and their families from all branches of the U.S. military attended.

Selma Mayor James Perkins Jr. and Dallas County Sheriff Mike Granthum were among the high-profile officials who attended the ceremony.

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Stewart, who beat Michael Nimmer in Tuesday’s General Election, commended the American Legion for its work with the veterans.

“The American Legion is a group I want to be lobbied by,” Stewart said. “I welcome the opportunity to work with the American Legion on certain issues. The American Legion can count on me as a friend and advocate. In the State Senate, you have a friend in Robert Stewart.”

Col. Brook Rollins, JROTC Instructor at Southside High School, served as the program’s Master of Ceremonies.

“I thank the veterans for serving this country,” Rollins said. “We owe a lot to the veterans in World War II, Korea and Vietnam.”