Members of the Wimberley VFW Post 6441 and Ladies Auxiliary celebrated 2013 Veterans Day by participating in a Veterans Salute at the Wimberley Football Stadium. Thousands of attendees including students from the WISD High School, Intermediate, and Primary grades participated in the event.
Glenn Corky Gibbs presented an overview to the large crowd about veterans. Corky presented many facts about the U.S. military and the sacrifice our troops paid during the many wars of this century. Corky introduced one of our returning warriors, Jesse Clingman, as the featured speaker.
Jesse told a story that generated tears, laughter, and applause. His story was a great example of our modern day returning warriors. He spoke to the crowd about his experiences and what it was like being a veteran of the United States military and their sacrifice, honor and duty.
Everyone had a great time and plenty of Buddy Poppies were presented to the crowd. Corky and Jesse represented the VFW Post 6441 in meeting students from Scudder Primary School at the fifty yard line to receive hundreds of letters, cards, and messages from the students to the members of Post 6441. All are displayed on the walls of the Post for your review.