World War II vets honored
From left, Dr. Will Mattison, Antoni Maciejewski and Roy Hughes Sr. show the certificates of commitment recently presented to the local World War II veterans at Ellijay’s American Legion Post 82. “They served our country with pride and had remarkable backgrounds and military stories that were enjoyed by a packed house of active service personnel, post 82 members, veterans and members of the community. We were honored to have the opportunity to show our respect for these very brave WWII soldiers,” commented Post 82 member Howard Hess. The 72nd anniversary of D-Day, the 1944 invasion of Normandy that turned the tide of the war in favor of the allied forces, was observed Monday, June 6.