On Sunday, November 12, at 6 p.m., Langdon’s First Baptist Church, located at 1124 5th Street, will hold a special service to honor veterans and their families.
By Lisa Nowatzki
Pastor Kent Pletcher said that they wanted to show Veterans how much they are appreciated. They also want to recognize the sacrifices that Veterans have made in the name of freedom.
The church will provide all the refreshments. According to Pletcher, “All you have to bring is yourself.” Veterans are encouraged to wear their uniforms, military attire, medals, and hats. “Wear whatever designates your branch of service,” Pletcher said.
Pletcher said the idea of a veteran’s appreciation service evolved from a desire to let the community know that the members of First Baptist Church are thankful and appreciative of the community we live in and the freedoms, especially the religious freedoms we enjoy in this country. “We have a strong sense of community in our church,” Pletcher shared. “The church really wanted to make a public statement of support for all of the veterans and their families.” We know that it is God’s blessings and the sacrifices of men and women in our military who have made it possible for us to enjoy the freedoms we have.”
Pletcher also stated that besides the military, the church also wanted our local law enforcement officers to know that they appreciate them, too. On October 26, the church provided meals to the Cavalier County Sheriff’s Department as a way to show their appreciation.