Patriots Day Luncheon/Gadsden
Gadsden and Etowah County honors local patriots today with the 39th Annual Patriots Day Luncheon. The event is presented by the Gadsden-Etowah Patriots Association and includes the induction of a yearly class of Patriots Hall of Honor members. The patriots Hall of Honor recognizes both military and non-military citizens for their contributions to the Gadsden/Etowah County community. This year, the group welcomed 11 new members to the Hall of Honor, including seven World War Two veterans. The keynote speaker for the event was Command Sergeant Major Leon Caffie who served in Vietnam, Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom during his more than 20 years in the US Army and Army Reserves.