Robertsdale seniors honor veterans


ROBERTSDALE, Alabama — Robertsdale seniors honored veterans with a program on Thursday, Nov. 7, presented by American Legion Post 99 of Foley and Alabama Hospice Care at the PZK Hall in Robertsdale.

Colors were presented by the Robertsdale High School Naval Junior ROTC with the Pledge of Allegiance and National Anthem, followed by guest speaker Petty Officer First Class Edward “Theo” Theodoro, Naval science instructor at Robertsdale High School.

Following a video presentation in honor of all branches of the military and a flag folding demonstration by the U.S. Armed Forces Color Guard, Colletta Bailey spoke about a display of local veterans of World War II and told stories of local veterans who were instrumental in fighting the war.

Leon McGhee, past commander of American Legion Post 99, also spoke to the group on the theme, “We stand.”

McGhee, Robert Bunton, adjutant American Legion Post 99 and Sissy Cunningham with Alabama Hospice Care, presented pins to veterans who were present for the ceremony. Chaplin Les Pierce with Alabama Hospice Care presented grace, followed by lunch.