This is Downtown La Follette on July 4, 2020, as the La Follette Fire Department showcases Old Glory from its ladder truck. (PHOTO COURTESY OF WLAF’S CHARLIE HUTSON)

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – We have been waiting to celebrate the Memorial Day Weekend; the unofficial start to summer.  Those who have served our nation understand the real meaning of Monday’s national holiday. 

Well-meaning, but mistaken citizens, will thank veterans for their service.  Memorial Day is the time set aside to honor those who paid the ultimate price for our liberty, the members of the military who died for our freedom.

Those brave folks, who valiantly sacrificed their lives, may never have felt the joy of getting married, going to a prom, watching their kids graduate from high school or weekend barbecues.   While most of us enjoy the time off from work, millions of others will remember their friends or family members that paid the price for our country.

Whether or not you go to the official ceremony at Jacksboro on Monday (11am on the courthouse lawn), please take a moment to thank God in prayer that we have so many Americans who gave us our beautiful United States of America.

A heartfelt thank you to all the family members who are missing their loved ones on Memorial Day and every day.  Their service and sacrifice do not go unnoticed. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 05/30/2021-6AM)