“Honoring Those Who Serve”: Celebration in Fort Oglethorpe

Saturday afternoon, citizens of Fort Oglethorpe celebrated the annual event, “Honoring Those Who Serve”.Members of every military branch were celebrated along with members of law enforcement. The event had music, informational speakers, and veterans sharing their stories.

Carlton Stallings was the keynote speaker at the event. He said choosing to honor law enforcement at this year’s event was important because the last few years have been difficult for police officers

“Here in Georgia and Tennessee people support law enforcement over all,” Stallings said. “Because they’ve gotta have the support to go out here and the courage to do their job. But, we thank the citizens for standing behind the officers.”

Officer James Chandler was recognized during the event – he is the only Fort Oglethorpe officer to die in the line of duty.

 

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