Christian City celebrates those who serve with Walk of Honor

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From Special Reports

Christian City, a one-of-a-kind nonprofit serving children, youth and seniors that is home to more than 50 veterans, is honoring the men and women of the nation’s military for the week leading up to Veterans Day, Friday, November 11.

The celebration began on Monday, November 7 with the presentation of the Walk of Honor. Signs with photos of veterans who live or work at Christian City line Red Oak Road and Lester Road.

“The Walk of Honor is an amazing sight,” Christian City CEO Keith Horton said. “It stretches down the two roads that meet at our offices, our Welcome Center. It is humbling to see the faces of so many who answered the call.  It shows you the enormity of the service and sacrifice of so many.” 

The week of celebration included a program on Monday as well as a guided tour of the Walk of Honor on Wednesday. The culmination of the week’s festivities will be a Veterans Day Luncheon on Friday.

That luncheon, which begins at 11:30 a.m., includes a keynote address by US Army Colonel (Ret.) Will Garner and the presentation of new members of the Wall of Honor. The recreation center at Christian City displays photos of resident vets, past and present.  This year 15 new photos will be added to the wall.

Earlier this year, Garner joined the staff of Christian City. He was in the Army for 26 years and prior to coming to Christian City, he led another southside nonprofit, Midwest Food Bank, for nearly a decade.

Photos of Christian City veterans line Lester Road in South Fulton County.

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