Veterans Breakfast 2014

November 11, 2014

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More than 130 people attended the Billy Graham Library's first ever Veterans Breakfast. One veteran saluted the flag during the Pledge of Allegiance.
Everyone stood to say the Pledge of Allegiance, and to sing the National Anthem and "God Bless America."
Brandon McAlister bows his head to pray.
John Cass is BGEA's director of Internet Evangelism. He also served in Desert Storm and addressed the crowd at Tuesday's breakfast.
Porter Morgan, 93, of Arden, N.C., came to the Library with three friends from church. Morgan retired in 1987 from the building supply business and said he's "been on vacation since then."
Library volunteers were eager to serve veterans a hot breakfast.
Briefly ditching the hat to pray.
Veterans heard a message about how Jesus Christ give people a fresh start. Those struggling with the past were encouraged to give it up to God.
Each branch of the military was honored during the breakfast. Service women were also applauded.
Proudly reciting the Pledge of Allegiance.
Master Sgt. Henry Holley served in World War II and in the Korean War. He led a prayer for the veterans.
The oldest veteran in attendance, Porter Morgan, met the youngest veteran in attendance, Brandon McAlister.
Three World War II veterans, from left to right: Porter Morgan, Henry Holley and Charles Hamilton.
Brandon McAlister just finished basic training. He attended the Veterans Breakfast with his parents, Patrick and Kathy, who both served in the Army.
Many veterans took the Library's Journey of Faith tour after the breakfast to learn more about Billy Graham's ministry and the Gospel message he has preached for decades.

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