HENRY COUNTY- November 10, 2017—The Henry County Board of Commissioners recognized November 11, 2017 as Veterans Day with a proclamation. The action came at the regular Commission meeting on November 7.
Henry County recognized Veterans Day as way to show gratitude for the decades of heroism and protection for our country. Several veteran groups and veterans were present to receive the proclamation and the veterans in attendance were given a standing ovation from those in the audience.
Each commissioner expressed their appreciation to veterans and the sacrifice they have made for the United States.
District IV Commissioner Blake Prince, also a veteran, discussed several measures he is working toward to benefit Henry County veterans including his efforts to lobby for more funding for the Veterans Museum through the hotel/motel tax and an initiative to establish a Veterans Court in Henry County. Prince said that Henry County has become home to the third largest veteran population in the state of Georgia.
“We’re going to see a little more love shown to the veterans in this county because we are a growing population,” said Prince. “To the veterans’ groups here, thank you for your service and everything you do in the community, and to all veterans, I thank you and I love you.”
The proclamation read in part, “WHEREAS, The state of Georgia is home to more than 725,000 veterans and tens of thousands of our nation’s military families. Henry County is proud to recognize our country’s veterans and extend the appreciation of our citizens to those in the Unites States Armed Forces and who serve on the front lines, preserving freedom and liberty.”
The county will be hosting its annual Veterans Day Celebration at Heritage Park’s Veterans Wall of Honor at 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 11, 2017. Heritage Park is located at 101 Lake Dow Road in McDonough.
For more information on Henry County Veterans or the historic Heritage Veterans Museum, please visit heritageparkveteransmuseum.com.