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Quincy church honors veterans with luncheon

(L-R): Rev. Charles Morris, pastor, New Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, Quincy; Maj. Willie Jackson, veteran and principal, James A. Shanks Middle School, Quincy; Jim Brennan, veteran and commander of American Legion Post 84, Havana; Larry Simmons, veteran and advocate for veteran housing, Big Bend Homeless Coalition; Eric Hinson, county commissioner, were among the many speakers at the Veterans’ Appreciation Luncheon organized at the church recently. Due to the success of this luncheon, Gadsden County will have its own Veterans’ Appreciation Luncheon at noon on Tuesday, May 1 at the baseball field at the Gadsden County Agricultural Extension (2140 West Jefferson Street) in Quincy. For more information about the event, call Master Sergeant Mike Jackson, veterans’ service officer for Gadsden County, at (850) 875-8661.