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Wall of Honor celebrates service of Tifton veterans

Men and women from different branches of the military were honored Tuesday afternoon at Southern Care Assisted Living in Tifton.

/ Cody Long


Men and women from different branches of the military were honored Tuesday afternoon at Southern Care Assisted Living in Tifton.

John Tibbetts, of Tifton, graduated from West Point and spent 21 years in the army. He was there to honor these veterans for their service.

"My message is that families are vitally important to veterans just as the veterans are vitally important to the families," Tibbetts said.

Tibbetts spoke about how we often see veterans in our daily lives but they don't brag about their service to the country.

"They are very special people," Tibbetts said. "They are heroes and too often, they're not told they're heroes. Most of us when we came back, those of us who served in combat when we came back, there probably wasn't a parade or anything else."

Southern Care Assisted Living celebrates its veterans every year but new this year is a Wall of Honor.

"We thought, since we have so many veterans here and so many World War II veterans, that we wanted to do something that would be permanent so we figured we could do something special and try to get their photos from when they served in the military and put them up on the wall in the dining room where people can see them every day," said Frank Sayles, Jr., Administrator at Southern Care.

Sayles said the Wall of Honor will remain in place and as new veterans come in to the facility, their pictures will be added to it until they run out of space on the wall.

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