Gift of Freedom
Appreciation Luncheon, Program & Open House
We would like to thank all who made our Veterans
a success. Congresswoman Nancy
Boyda, Representative Bob Grant, State
Senator Jim Barone and Anne Emerson,
Community Development Director
for Senator Sam Brownback all took time from their busy
spend the afternoon with our most deserving citizens – our veterans. We appreciate the time they spent with
and their inspiring words. We thank
Ron Seglie for coming “home” to Franklin
to share his experiences and thoughts with us.
We are so grateful to dedicated teachers like Lori Pommier and
Popejoy. Lori brought her 4th & 5th
grade students to perform a USO type show which was the highlight of
afternoon. Renee and her KAY (Kansas
Association of Youth) high school students served our luncheon. We appreciate their wonderful show of respect
for our veterans. These students are
sure to be our future leaders. Thanks to
Larry Ent of Alpha Phi Sigma for his help throughout the day. We were honored to have Tony Zemlock and
Warren Jones to share the day with us.
Tony & Warren are both former POWs.
Fikes, a former POW, intended to join us but was hospitalized and
attend. We send our best wishes to
him. We would also like to
Bozich for sharing the day with us. We
were proud to have the opportunity to honor him for his special award
“Oldest Living Kansas Veteran”. A
special thanks to the dedicated volunteers who worked tirelessly to
organize the event, prepare the refreshments and take charge of the
afternoon.. It would not be possible without these dedicated people. Thank you all for your support. Most of all we would like to thank our
veterans who we honored on this day.
They are the true heroes.
from Senator Sam Brownback
2006 Presidential Proclamation
State Senator Jim Barone speech