May 26, 2014
Valdosta, GA - The Sons and Daughters say they come together every year to honor the African Americans who protected Valdosta during the Civil War. They also say the men were former slaves who were offered their freedom in exchange for their service. The program included recognition of all military members from our region...Past and present.
"Everyone has had a part in you being able to be free. Native Americans, Asians, Hispanics, African Americans, Caucasian Americans, it doesn't matter. The fabric of this country is that we all come together in time of war, to fight a common enemy", says guest speaker, J.D. Rice, former Valdosta Fire Chief and veteran.
Rice says every vet deserves to hear "thank you", and not just on the holidays.