Pictured above from Left to right are Lanett Nazarene Rev. Harold Henson, West Point Mayor Steve Tramell, and Lanett Nazarene Veterans Day Committee Chairman Gerald Brumbeloe
LANETT- On Sunday, Lanett Nazerine hosted its annual Veterans Day Program as distinguished guests were invited to take in a salute to veterans. Such guests included Valley Mayor Leonard Riley and West Point Mayor Steve Tramell. The West Point Mayor read a special proclamation to the veterans on behalf of the city.
"I bring everyone greetings from the city of West Point and Thank you. Year after year for inviting me to this special day. I appreciate what you do, and it makes such a difference. We need to take this time every year because veterans have made an enormous sacrifice to keep us safe, and free. Our freedom comes from the Lord, but a great tool he has used is our military, and many have given the ultimate sacrifice", said Tramell before reading the proclamation.
"Whereas the contributions, and sacrifices of the men, and women who served in the armed forces have been vital in maintaining our freedoms, and way of life, and Whereas Veterans Day is observed on November 11th in commemoration of the anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that ended World War I. Hostilities officially ended in 1918 at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. Whereas we are humbled by the sacrifices rendered by our service members and their families and have the deepest love for our country. And with respect and recognition for the contributions, our local servicemen, and women have made to the cause and peace and freedom around the world. I now, Therefore, I Steve Tramell, Mayor of the City of West Point, hereby encourage all citizens to recognize the valor, and sacrifice of our veterans as we celebrate Veterans Day", read Tramell.
Following the proclamation, the keynote speaker, U.S.Army Vietnam Veteran, and Purple Heart recipient Sgt. Phillip Crittenden spoke on his salvation and how his mother's prayer, not only helped not helped bring him home but helped lead him to Christ.