Local Church Honors First Responders
TUNNEL HILL, Ga. (WDEF) — Some North Georgia residents are saying thank you to area first responders for keeping them safe.
Calvary Baptist Church in Tunnel Hill dedicated its service Sunday morning to emergency response personnel in the community.
Church members recognized different first responders – from firefighters, to law enforcement, to EMS workers.
They sang patriotic songs, recited the Pledge of Allegiance, and held a special lunch after the service.
Even some law enforcement officers spoke, thanking church members for the recognition.
“They’re dedicated, they’re professional, they’re committed to their jobs,” said Sheriff Scott Chitwood, Whitfield County. “The EMTs are here, the fire departments are here, so you see a good group of men and women that are serving their communities. So again, when a church takes a time to set aside a Sunday like this to recognize just to say thank you, it’s very much appreciated.”
“There’s been so much, I guess, negativity across the countryside in regards to policemen, and so we just wanted to let them know that we appreciate what they do,” said Tony Hyatt, pastor of Calvary Baptist Church. “They put their lives in danger day in and day out.”
First responders also asked residents to pray for them as they do their jobs.