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Thomas University honors Veterans

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By Christian Jennings - bio | email

November 11, 2008

THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) - Veterans of all ages came together for lunch at Thomas University today.

The room was filled with service members from around the community. One by one speakers took the opportunity to say "thanks" to the men and women who served our country.

Many veterans said it was a great chance to make new friends and share similar stories from their past.

"I'm proud of our staff for putting on this program and now making this an annual event for Thomas University," said Gary Bonvillian, TU President and U.S Army Veteran.

"What I did for my country it really makes me feel glad that somebody at least appreciates the job we did overseas," said U.S Army Veteran Lashaundra Duncan.

"That's a good feeling, you know, when the community reaches out to you. Functions like this right here...it's real nice to be a part of," says Kelvin King with the U.S Air Force.

Many of the honored veterans are also Thomas University students.

The University began a new program this year called the OWL Program...Older...Wiser...Learners. The objective is to reach out to the older crowd on campus.

One of the things they want to start in January is a monthly gathering for veterans. Feedback