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Valentines for Veterans draws large crowd


Democrat Party Chair Marjorie Ramsey, left, is shown with guest speakers
Emma Alley, center, and Dale Brown, right, at Saturday's Valentines for
Veterans breakfast, which was co-hosted by the Cocke County Democratic
Party and Cocke County Democratic Women's Club.
Published: 8:22 AM, 02/12/2013

Author: Andy Hooper
Source: The Newport Plain Talk

NEWPORT-Veterans and their families were honored during the annual Valentines for Veterans event at Newport Community Center on Saturday.

The event was co-hosted by the Cocke County Democratic Party and Cocke County Democratic Women's Club. Even so, the event is bipartisan, according to Marjorie Ramsey, chair of the Democratic Party in Cocke County, and is a way to show appreciation for the sacrifices veterans have made for the country. "When they were out in the field, they didn't have a biscuit and gravy to eat," she said.

Newport Police Chief Maurice Shults gave the invocation and Tommy White provided music for the event. Veterans and their families were then treated to breakfast and given Valentine candy.

Guest speakers for Saturday's event included Emma Alley, who was with the Army Nurse Corps, and 21-year Air Force veteran Dale Brown, who is now commander of AMVETS Post No. 75 in Newport.

For more details, please see the Tuesday edition of the Newport Plain Talk.

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