Group gathers to pay tribute

Published 1:28 pm Monday, December 10, 2012

A group of Vietnam War veterans gathered for lunch at Clara’s Country Cafe Dec. 7 after visiting the Alabama National Cemetery in Montevallo. Social worker with the Montgomery Veteran’s Center Catherine Davis said the group is part of a counseling service for those who were involved in combat. “We meet every Friday and thought this outing would be a therapeutic one for everyone to participate in,” Davis said. Clanton resident Junior Wilson who participates with the group said the outing was scheduled on the 71st anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack. “Today we paid honor to our fallen heroes who died in WWII,” Wilson said. “They gave the ultimate sacrifice. We gave some but they gave all.” Pictured from left to right back row are, Frank Graham, Charles Jenkins, Junior Wilson, John Durden, Mike Till and Willie Lloyd. Pictured in front row are, Joe White and John Roseberry. “This is a group of proud veterans and we are thankful we got to travel to Montevallo today and pay honor to those who died in service to our country,” Wilson said.