Tuesday, September 21st, 2021

Lions Club to honor students entering military

Posted: Friday, May 14, 2021

The Huntington Lions Club is sponsoring an activity to recognize and honor the five students from Huntington North High School who have chosen to serve in the military after graduating from high school this month. The Huntington Lions Club is doing this project because they believe the future of our country depends on the willingness of individuals to serve in our armed forces to defend the rights and freedoms of all Americans.

The members of the Huntington Lions Club believe it is critical that we, as individuals, take a moment of our time to honor and recognize the young people living in our community. People often take for granted the rights and freedoms we all enjoy as Americans and it takes individuals like these young people to spend part of their lives protecting those freedoms by serving in the military.

As Winston Churchill stated, “We sleep soundly in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm.”

To accomplish this, members of the Huntington Lions Club are asking individuals who represent any business or organization or any individual to take a few minutes and write a note or sign a card as a group to the young people, thanking them for volunteering to serve our country.

The students joining the military are: Cameron Smalls, Army; Garrett Sloan, Marines; Amaya Norman, Air Force; Antonio Villalopes and Craig Ingram, Army National Guard.

You may drop off cards or signature sheets to Juergens Hardware, Beckler Power Equipment, Bippus State Bank, Parkview Huntington Family YMCA or Nick’s Kitchen downtown. You may also call Stan Bippus at (812) 599-9060 and he will arrange to have your cards or signature sheets picked up at your place of business or home or send your card to: Notes to Recruits, 3201 Brampton Drive, Huntington, IN 46750.

All cards and/or signature sheets must be received no later than May 27, 2021.

Shown in the photo is Huntington Lions Club member, Richard Wymer, as he constructs the gift boxes for the cards.