Thanks for your help with Veterans Day

Published 12:00 am Friday, January 15, 2016

The active participation of the Miss-Lou community made the 2015 Veterans Day an overwhelming success. Although it is impossible in this pace to thank everyone who contributed, we are nevertheless going to try. So here goes.

Thanks to the faculty, administrators and staff of McLaurin Elementary for restoring the tradition of raising and retiring the flag daily at their school.

Thanks to the faculty, administrators and staff of all area high schools who invited veterans to participates in their ceremonies: Monterey High School, Delta Charter School in Ferriday, Concordia Parish Public Schools, Vidalia High School and Copiah-Lincoln Community College.

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Thanks to the students we encountered this Veterans Day. They were a joy to meet and genuinely interested in our nation’s future. Let us pledge to support our youth and the professional educators to who we have entrusted them.

Thanks to Doug and Molly Ballard for the bamboo used to construct a replica of a tiger cage typical of those in which American POWs were incarcerated in Vietnam; to Randy Myers who harvested it and to Boy May and Doug McCallister who built the cage. Bob also made the bamboo rice bowls, chop sticks and punji sticks which were displayed along with the cage at several high schools.

Thanks to Jennifer Robinson, President of the Kiwanis Club, and to its members, who invited several veterans for an excellent lunch.

Thanks to Becky and Everrette Thompson and the Ladies of the Natchez Moose Lodge for their assistance in setting up our Veterans displays.

Thanks to Darby’s for again showing their respect for the men and women of our armed services and for treating us to their delicious fudge.

We are grateful to you for all of your support and participation.

If we have left anyone out, please call me at 601-431-2096.

As we look forward to the new year, the words Tom C. McKenny USMC Vietnam veteran seem especially appropriate. he said, “treasure and use each day as if it were your last, and never give up hope. God has an endless suppley of new beginnings and he makes beautiful things out of broken pieces.


Doug McCallister

Point Man International Ministries