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President’s Message

 

Thanks to all who participated in SLA’s Annual Fall Golf & Tennis Outing. We all enjoyed a beautiful day outside and camaraderie with our friends and colleagues on the golf courses, tennis courts, and at dinner; and our donation of over $4,000 to Georgia Baptist Children’s Homes helped many needy children be provided with food, clothes, shelter, love, and guidance they need. Giving to worthy charities is one of our Association’s goals each year, so thank you all.
 
Veteran’s Day is November 11th and gives us an opportunity for remembrance of our U.S. military veterans. It originated in November 1919 when President Wilson proclaimed November 11 as the first commemoration of “Armistice Day” since an armistice (temporary cessation of hostilities) between the Allied nations and Germany in WWI went into effect at the eleventh hour on the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918.   It has continued as an annual federal holiday since then and evolved over the years to what we now celebrate as “Veterans Day”. Without our servicemen and servicewomen, we would not be able to enjoy the freedoms provided to us each day – freedom is not free!. Please take advantage on your day off from work to include thanking the veterans you know for their service and the sacrifice by them and their families. I especially include my thanks here to all members of SLA and their extended family who served!
 
I hope to see you all at our next luncheon on November 14!
Kind regards,

 

Bill Cartwright

President