West Virginia community honors veterans with annual Veteran Breakfast and Stand Down

Saturday morning was a morning filled with honor, respect and love in Princeton WV. Community leaders, service organizations, and locals citizens participated in the annual Veteran Breakfast and Stand Down event at the Princeton Church of God on Oakvale Road. Omar Aboulhosn gave a glowing Thank You to everyone that helped to make the inspiring event possible. Enclosed below is a flyer that indicates all that supported the much appreciated event. https://youtu.be/u9PV4AwvDxg

Veterans and their family where honored with the presentation of colors and patriotic songs performed by elementary school students of Oakvale Elementary School, from Oakvale, WV.

President Trump Presented the Congressional Medal Of Honor to MSgt Matthew Williams, US Army, October 30, 2019.

President Trump, congressional leaders & military leaders (including 5 previous MOH recipients) gathered in the East Room of the White House to present the nations highest military award to Master Sargent Matthew Williams, US Army, Green Beret. https://youtu.be/toldy_f5kUY
President Trump Presents the Medal of Honor to MSgt Matt Williams, US Army

MSgt Williams was presented the Congressional Medal of Honor (MOH) for outstanding acts of gallantry and heroism, while serving in Afghanistan on April 6th, 2008. He went above the call of duty to save many lives, while putting himself in harms way. MSgt Williams grew up in the small town of Boerne, Texas. During the ceremony President Trump read the citation of award to those in attendance before presenting MSgt Williams the MOH.

President Trump will be awarding the Congressional Medal of Honor to Master Sergeant Matthew O. Williams, US Army on October 30th, 2019


The Army YouTube video above is a brief overview of MSgt Williams’ courageous actions. 

President Donald J. Trump will be awarding the Congressional Medal of Honor to Master Sergeant Matthew O. Williams’, United States Army, for conspicuous gallantry displayed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. The presentation of his award will be on October 27, 2019, at the White House . The White House’s press release information with MSgt Williams’ personal background is provided :

Office of the Press Secretary, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, October 10, 2019President Donald J. Trump to Award the Medal of Honor On October 30, 2019, President Donald J. Trump will award the Medal of Honor to Master Sergeant Matthew O. Williams, United States Army, for conspicuous gallantry while serving as a Weapons Sergeant in Support of Operation Enduring Freedom.  On April 6, 2008, while serving as a member of a Special Forces Operational Detachment Alpha 3336, Special Operations Task Force-33, assault element, then-Sergeant Williams exposed himself to insurgent fire multiple times while rescuing other members of the assault element and evacuating numerous casualties. In the face of rocket-propelled grenade, sniper, and machine gun fire, Sergeant Williams led an Afghan Commando element across a fast-moving, ice cold, and waist-deep river to fight its way up a terraced mountain to the besieged lead element of the assault force. Sergeant Williams then set up a base of fire that the enemy was not able to overcome.

Veteran’s Family presented Cracker Barrel Rockers through “Operation Rocker” program.

“Operation Rocker” presented veteran Xavier “Bo” Strain’s family a pair of rockers from the Cracker Barrel in Princeton, West Virginia. Bo served in the Army (06-12), with 2 tours bluing in Iraq. Cracker Barrel Old Country Store®  “Operation Rocker” in partnership with nonprofit partner Operation Homefront. donate one rocker to Operation Homefront for every adult rocker purchased online.