Pct. 2 holds annual Veterans Picnic

VETERANS pose in the Highlands Park pavilion

HIGHLANDS – The annual veterans’ dinner was held here last Saturday and Commissioner Jack Morman gave special reverence to those that have served their country.

Gil Sossa that represents the county’s service to veterans here in Highlands introduced the commissioner. “I am very proud of the fact that we have a Veteran’s service office in Pct. 2 that assists our veterans and troops returning from Iraq and Afghanistan in obtaining their well-deserved Veterans Benefits.”

“I look forward to this special day every year to celebrate and pay tribute to our veterans who have served our country to protect our freedom and to the brave soldiers who are out in the field today. May God protect them and bring them home safely to their families.” said Precinct 2 Commissioner Morman.

The crowd about 350 learned that Precinct 2 provides transportation to and from the DeBakey VA Medical Center to wheel-chaired veterans and those who depend on this service for their appointments.

The Commissioner closed with, “My family and I would like to say thank you to all our Precinct 2 veterans and their families. We appreciate and honor your service to our country. We are so happy you are here with us today.”

Morman introduced guest speaker, Frank “Kiowa Jim” Tongkeamha, a Navy Chief Petty Officer during the Korean and Vietnam Wars.

Eastside Veterans had a booth at the event, they invite veterans and the public to turn out for their events Nov. 5, 6 and 7.