Yesterday we celebrated Veterans Day and thousands of events were held across the country honoring veterans for their service and dedication. Last night one such event was held Wyoming County, West Virginia by the Friends and Families Honoring Veterans and provided more than 100 veterans and their families an evening of good food and great entertainment.
A night of entertainment
This year, Darrell Cline, Compressor Foreman in Cabot’s Pineville, WV office attended the event to show support. Darrell is a veteran himself having served from 1987-1995 in the Navy Reserve. Cabot sponsored the event for a second year and we were excited to hear just how much the event had grown from the previous year.
The event was held at the local West Side High School following the Veterans Day Parade where dozens of high school students were dressed up and ready to serve a delicious meal to the veterans and their families. Each veteran was welcomed to the event then had the opportunity to take photo with themselves and their families.
Following the meal, the crowd moved into the gymnasium to hear a performance by Ricky Skaggs, a prominent country and bluegrass singer and his wife, Sharon White. The duo have been singing together for decades and have recently released a new CD, which all of the veterans in attendance received for free.
Darrell shared his experience from the event:
It was an honor as a veteran myself to represent Cabot at this event. It is good to see the community supporting and honoring the veterans. I am sure the veterans appreciate this support as it seems many times that their service was and is taken for granted.
Here are some additional photos from the event:
We are thankful for the service of all of the military men and women across the country. One day is not enough to truly honor all of the sacrifices they have made for our freedom, but hopefully the veterans in southern West Virginia enjoyed an evening with their families and listening to some great tunes. Congratulations to all of the volunteers with Friends and Family Honoring Veterans who organized such a successful event!