Rotary celebrates Veterans Day

Staff Writer
Morton Times-News
Wendell Good, Morton resident, sings “Proud to be an American” at Thursday’s Rotary Club meeting.

With Veteran’s Day coming on its regularly scheduled luncheon meeting the Rotary Club of Morton devoted its energy to recognizing our nation’s veterans. The meeting opened with Morton’s Wendell Good, singing “Proud to be an American.”

The speaker was Lt. Col. Daniel McDonough, commander of the 182nd operations group of the Peoria Air National Guard. McDonough talked about the impact being deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan has on the warrior’s families and the emotions felt when one of our warriors  leaves home and when he or she returns.

During the meeting a silent auction was taking place for a book by Joe Galiardi, “Hooked on Autographs,” with the proceeds, along with the day’s door prize proceeds, going to the Walter Reed Society for the benefit of our wounded warriors returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.

On Dec. 3, Alison and Doug Robinson announce Morton Community Bank, at its monthly Goldens “Hospitality Day” event, will feature the Morton Junior High School Chorale, singing seasonal songs. The event runs from 8 to 10 a.m. and the chorale will begin their performance at 8:30.