Across Bulloch County local businesses and restaurants honored Veterans on this Veteran’s Day. It is the one day a year, we are all reminded of the incredible sacrifice so many members of our community have made. Serving in the military is one of the most selfless, heroic acts and individual can make.
This morning, in what has become a Statesboro tradition, Bi-Lo kicked the day off with a delicious, complimentary breakfast for all veterans.
Kanedra Lucas, a Bi-Lo manager coordinated the Veterans Day celebration. In addition to honoring the Veterans, they presented a Hometown Hero award to Posthumously to Chester McBride, III a local hero who lost his life while serving. His mother, Annie McBride accepted the award in his honor.
Veteran Don Poe a civic leader, who is known for his leadership of the annual Feed the Boro Thanksgiving Day meal distribution, was the keynote the breakfast this morning.
Don Poe is also a volunteer escort with the Honor Flight program. His speech explained the Honor Flight program, whose mission is to transport America’s veterans to Washington, D.C. to visit the memorials dedicated to honoring those who have served and sacrificed for our country. Honor Flight volunteers, coordinate and facilitate the trip at no cost to the veterans.
The program is temporarily suspended due to COVID, but they are actively accepting applications for veterans who may want to participate in the trip. Click here to learn more and to apply.