The 31st annual Veterans Program was held recently at the McMinnville Warren County Senior Center to show appreciation to all military veterans.
The group was welcomed by center director Cheryl Watson Mingle and chairman Dennis Kronlage. The colors were presented by Marine Corp League Bobby Ray Detachment 1377, and the Pledge of Allegiance was recited by all. Donna Brady and Charlotte Isaacs sang the national anthem.
Guest speakers for the day were retired Tennessee National Guard Sgt. 1st Class Diane Wisniewski Assisted Senior Benefits representative Jackie Stanford, and a McMinnville Outpatient Clinic representative.
Lunch was served by Senior Center volunteers, with door prizes presented to the lucky winners. Guests were also able to have their blood pressure checked and receive a flu shot.
Each branch of service was recognized and had group photos made.
“We are just so proud of these folks, and the sacrifices they have made for us,” said Mingle. “That’s why we do this every year, and hope to continue to be able to recognize them.”