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Tuesday, November 21, 2017
ThanksgivingAs the holiday season begins, people are planning their Thanksgiving dinner menus and planning to celebrate with each other and give thanks.  Most families will prepare an enormous feast with a Turkey, dressing, cranberries, casseroles, cornbread, pies and more…  Thanksgiving has become a day to eat in many homes.  However, the sad truth is that many find themselves without the means to have a great feast and / or without a home to celebrate.

During the holidays, it is important to not only give thanks for the blessings that we have, but also to lend a helping hand to those less fortunate and those who may be mourning the loss of a loved one.  So when you are celebrating with your family and friends this season, please also reach out to someone who may be in need.  If you don’t have money to donate, that’s ok!  Time, caring and compassion for one another can often hold more meaning than just a monetary gift.  There are so many ways we can reach out to others in need.  We encourage you all to find a way to help.
Monday, November 06, 2017

Veterans DayColumbus, Georgia is fortunate to have Fort Benning as a neighbor to our community.  Our neighbors represent the
brave men and women serving our country.  The rich history of our neighboring military base allows us the opportunity to learn more about our country and the years of sacrifice these soldiers and their families have made and are still making today: protecting our freedom.  

In recognition of Veterans Day, Columbus Water Works would like to share the history about why Americans take this day specifically to honor these heroes.  On November 11, 1918, an Armistice agreement was signed, declaring a cease fire and prompting negotiations to end World War 1.  In 1919, President Wilson proclaimed November 11 “Armistice Day”, commemorating our soldiers for their heroism.

In 1938, Armistice Day became an official Holiday. A day to pay tribute to ALL our Soldiers; a day to remember those who gave their lives, who have survived the battle field, who are in the midst of battle and those preparing for battle.  Later in 1954, President Eisenhower renamed this holiday Veterans Day.

So on Saturday, November 11, please take a moment to reflect on the sacrifices so many make to protect your freedom and what that freedom affords you and your family.  Say “Thank You” to our neighbors at Fort Benning.

On behalf of Columbus Water Works, “Thank you for your service, your sacrifices and your bravery.”

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