Area veterans were honored during the 2018 Community Veterans Breakfast and Stand Down Event hosted at the Princeton Church of God on Oakvale Road in Princeton, WV. The event offered guest speakers, a great meal, and various surplus items that were distributed. Approximately one thousand meals were served. Quality time with fellow veterans, families & friends was a blessing to those in attendance.
President Donald Trump made his fifth visit to the Mountain State on Tuesday, July 3rd, for the Salute to Service dinner event held at the historic Greenbrier Resort. The Greenbrier Classic had been rebranded as A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier, and this inaugural dinner event was meant to honor the countless men and women who served their country. Jim Nantz gave the opening remarks of the evening and asked the servicemen and women to stand for their recognition. Following Nantz was Governor Jim Justice, a noted supporter and personal friend of the President. Governor Jim Justice introduced President Trump with a glowing introduction.
White Sulphur Springs welcomed President Trump as he hosted a round-table discussion on tax reform, among many other issues. The president heard personal stories from individuals who have benefited from the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act. People in attendance included:
– Representatives from native West Virginian companies who provided benefits to their employees as a result of the historic tax reform that the President signed into law last year, including:
Citizens Bank of West Virginia, a Elkins-based community bank that awarded $1,000 bonuses for all their employees. Davis Trust Company, a Elkins-based community bank that instituted 3% pay increases on top of year-end merit & cost-of-living increases for all 45 full-time & 2 part-time employees. Worldwide Equipment, a regional truck dealership company with a full service location in White Sulphur Springs awarded $300 bonuses for over 1,100 employees.