American Legion Post 2007 displays flags for Veterans Day

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Members of the American Legion Post 2007, with commander George Hall, assembled Monday, November 7, 2016 to post American Flags around the historic Thomas Gilmore Courthouse Square in the center of town in Eutaw, AL. Several veterans were present, including newly re-elected Eutaw Mayor Raymond Steele, Greene County Sheriff Jonathan Benison, Eutaw Police Chief Derick Coleman and Eutaw Police Officer Robert Clayton. Retired Probate Judge Earlean Isaac was also present. Judge Isaac was responsible for getting the flags. Veterans Day, which is celebrated Friday, November 11, 2016, is a time for us to pay our respects to those who have served our country. This holiday started as a day to reflect upon the heroism of those who died in our country’s service, and was originally called Armistice Day. It fell on Nov. 11 because that is the anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that ended World War I. However, in 1954, the holiday was changed to “Veterans Day” in order to account for all veterans in all wars. We Salute All Veterans.

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