11/10/2019 7:17:00 AM Asbury UMC Holds First Responders Appreciation Service
Wayne Howard Staff Writer
Monday is Veterans Day, a time to recognize and say 'thank you' to all veterans and those who serve in the military. They put their lives on the line in defense of our nation. Another group that does the same--often putting their lives on the line--is first responders. The men & women who serve in law enforcement, as firefighters, EMTs, etc. also deserve recognition.
October 28th was officially First Responders Day, but Asbury United Methodist Church, 3097 Asbury Church Road (off Highway 27 East of Lincolnton) will have a special service this Sunday honoring these public servants.
They have invited members of the Sheriff's Department, the Lincolnton City Police, Lincolnton and Boger City Fire Department as well as Lincoln County EMS to the service. Lincolnton mayor Ed Hatley and state senator Ted Alexander will also attend. The service is to show appreciation and gratitude to the first responders who do so much for our community.
In addition, cub scouts at the church have constructed a memorial for all fallen first responders who died in the line of duty. That memorial is set up on the front lawn of the church.
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