The program appeared to be well received by the elected officials and all those in the stands. State Rep. Jim Keffer (R-Eastland) mentioned that it was possibly the best Veterans Day program he had been to.
In his comments to the Index, Mayor Mike Allen perhaps gave the best representation of Veterans Day’s significance and the value of Mineral Wells’ storied celebration. As a former veteran himself, he said he has a deep understanding of its value.
“There are thousands of U.S. citizens that gave their lives and were willing to give their lives to make this country what it is,” he said. “To recognize that every year, and allow children to recognize that, makes this country strong.”
A spirit of community patriotism is alive and well in Mineral Wells, Texas. Here, veterans should know they are respected and cherished. In the words of American Legion Post 75:
“Though you may no longer wear the uniform, we know you’re always on call to serve and protect the freedom and security of the United States of America.”