Weesache 4 Warriors event honors Veterans
COIVD-19 didn't affect this year's WeeSatche 4 Warriors event that was still held on Saturday
WEESATCH, Texas — This event was almost cancelled because of COVID-19. Although, they had a smaller than normal event with drive-thru barbecue, yearly shirts to sell, and a raffle at the end. Luckily, the word got out and they sold all the food prepared for the event. Denise Hiebner organizes the event every year, she has two sons who serve in the armed forces.
“We have been doing this for six years, since 2015. We just kinda look and see where there’s a need and try to help out local areas or organizations that help out veterans, active duty military, and our first responders too. People just have a generous heart. This is positive, this is trying to reinforce positivity in our community and give back to people, some who gave all,” she said.
George Kullitk, U.S. veteran, was in the Air-force 5 a half years, serving from 1961-1966. He had many proud moments and even admitted that if he could, he would do it all over again.
“I come to all events, a year, and I really enjoy it. Cuban Crisis, I was on leave and I got a telegram to report back to base immediately. And I was supposed to have a date that night, I was gonna try to change the airline to the next day, but that was about the funnest thing we did over there. We just had a good time, even though we knew that we were one step away from nuclear war. We just tried to make the best of it,” Kullitk said.
For the entertainment, Vicki Cross, sang “God bless the USA,” and other prideful national songs. She also helped start the event a couple of years back.
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