Americus Times-Recorder, Americus, Georgia

Local Columnists

June 19, 2014

Nancy M. Young: June 20, 2014

ELLAVILLE — Local resident visit Washington, D.C., with Crisp Middle School

On June 3, Laura J. Robinson and son T.J. Robinson went to Washington, D.C., with the Crisp County Middle School gifted students. Laura Robinson teaches at Crisp County Middle School. They arrived on June 4 and returned home on June 7.

There were 49 students who went on this special trip. They all went on a chartered bus.

Wednesday morning they started their touring going to see the Library of Congress, the Capital, Arlington National Cemetery and the Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Solider and John F. Kennedy’s grave. Thursday they visited the Natural History Museum, Holocaust Museum and many memorials. They visited the World War II Monument, the American History and Air and Space Museum, Ford Theater, Mount Vernon and the National Cathedral.

Laura said security was everywhere and you had to take off belts.

They stayed at the Hilton in Gaithersburg, Md. She said that they served the best breakfast while they stayed at the Hilton. All meals were good in Washington, D.C. Their hotel was only 30 minuets from Washington.

Flags being flown in downtown Ellaville

The Thomas Edwin Wall Post 191 American Legion and the Boy Scouts Troop 24 of Ellaville put the flags out on June 13  for Flag Day on June 14 and they will fly until July 5.

So ride to town and see our flags waving. They are placed around the park as well as  having a gate made of flags from the Library to the Post Office. Each flag represents a veteran of the Thomas Edwin Wall Legion. Some of these are deceased and some flags fly in honor of local living Legionnaires. Each flag and flag pole are in memory of these men as they gave their service to our country. Each pole has the veteran’s name.

God bless our veterans and God bless America,

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