Veterans Celebration at FUMC
The Haleyville First United Methodist Church hosted a veterans celebration on Tuesday evening, November 12. The FUMC Fellowship Hall was filled with local veterans, their friends and family, and the Haleyville High School Band. In addition to the HHS band, The Haleyville Community Choir performed a choral tribute with “God Bless America.” The audience heard the VFW Voice of Democracy speech winner, John M. Mayhall. Guest speaker Larry Hunter told the attendees about his book about his experiences in Vietnam including exposure to “Agent Orange” and cancer it caused he is presently fighting today. Chaplain (Lieutenant Colonel)Mitch Nethery, (FUMC Minister) introduced the Keynote Brigadier General roger A. Presley, Jr. General Presley spoke about the organizational structure of the Alabama National Guard.