September 11 observancePromoting mental health recovery includes creating a sense of community for everyone. Yesterday, the eleventh anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy became a time for fellowship and commemoration, and a living civics lesson. Peer members and staff of Perry Wellness Center joined with community representatives in a program commemorating 9/11 and providing a moving show of patriotism.

Guest speaker Daryl Hardaway, Georgia Woodmen of the World manager, reminded the assembled group of the importance of the American flag, and presented a gift flag and plaque to the center. Bugler Mike Saliba performed Reveille and Taps, and Rev. Bill Dupree led the invocation. One highlight of the event was a performance of the national anthem by the Americus High Singers.

Thanks to all in the community who joined us for such a fitting ceremony of tribute, remembrance, and inclusion.

UPDATE:  In the photo below, Mr. Silas Bush  (l.)– a 25-year Field Representative of Woodmen of the World and Mr. Daryl Hardaway, Manager of Georgia Woodmen of the World, stand near the flagpole and flag donated by their community-minded company.

Woodmen of the World

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