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Hello to everyone! I hope you had a wonderful weekend. I pray for all of our loved ones from out of town to make it back home safely. There were plenty of family reunions last weekend. Family is very important! I know most of us took some time out to be with your family and friends. I think about all of my military brothers and sisters that are in the National Guard and on active duty serving our Country so we can enjoy life as such. So take some time out and pray for our Military members who are away from their families.
Sadly, upon our return from Texas from celebrating our mom’s going home service last weekend, we found out that Harry Burkhead had passed away on Aug. 31. He was our neighbor for a long time when we moved back to Henderson. To the family, Louise, Robert, Chris, Douglas, Delores, Danny, Helen, and the great/grandchildren, Harry will be missed; his dash (-) from life to death tells his life story. The City of Henderson wants you to know that those who love us never go away. I hope you know that even during this dark time, Harry will always be with you in spirit. We are praying for you.
Also condolences go to the dear family of Mark Peter, who passed away on Sept. 2, 2021. Mark helped to keep the City of Henderson clean with his M&L Trash Service. He will be missed but not forgotten. We are praying the family.
I know all of us pigged out on Labor Day weekend, and we enjoyed! I did! Now, since we have eaten all of the high cholesterol food and enjoyed every morsel, we may just need to make a doctor appointment to get everything checked out because the month of September is health awareness month. So please take care of yourself.
Remember we still have the BBQ Festival this year starting at 10 a.m. Sept. 24-25. Hope to see you there!
This week is a sad week. Most of us who were around at the time remember where we were and what we were doing on Sept. 11, 2001 (9/11). Saturday, Sept. 11, will mark 20 years since terrorists attacked America by hijacking four civilian airliners, killing everyone aboard and thousands of other innocent people on the ground in New York and in our nation’s capital. Every year I will always acknowledge 9/11. On Saturday, Sept. 11, I hope you will take time out of your busy schedule to remember those who died, including police and firefighter personnel who sacrificed their lives heroically while trying to help the innocent victims. I hope you have your American Flag flying half-staff for the 2,996 people who died at the hands of terrorists as well as all others who made the ultimate sacrifice while fighting the war on terrorism since then. Each year on Patriot Day, the U.S. flag is flown at half-staff. Citizens are asked to observe a moment of silence, usually at 8:46 a.m. EDT (when the first hijacked plane struck the World Trade Center in New York City) and are encouraged to devote the day and year to serving their neighbors and communities. I hope as long as you are alive that you will not forget about those families that lost a loved one on that day. Keep the families up in prayer.
Pastor Frank Holiday and family would like to say thank you to everyone in the community for the flowers, phone call and cards for the passing of his mother. There is nothing like a community of family that loves you when your heart is hurting when you lose a loved one.
On the prayer list this week: pray for our loved ones that are in the hospitals, for the ones that are sick in their homes, for our children, teachers and families, for the men and women that are serving our country and also for the incarcerated.
Remember to patronize with our local businesses here in town; let us try to support our own as much as we can. I would like to thank the ones who are calling and emailing me with your news; keep it up and send me more.
If you live in the City of Henderson and have news about your families, birthdays, anniversaries, announcements or things happening in the City, I need to hear from you. Call me at 608-6132 and leave your message, or you may email me at gloria__holiday@msn.com.
HAVE A GREAT WEEK!

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