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Rep. Ealum speaks at ATC Veterans Day celebration

Representative Darrel Bush Ealum spoke at Albany Technical College's Veterans Day ceremony. (Source: WALB) Representative Darrel Bush Ealum spoke at Albany Technical College's Veterans Day ceremony. (Source: WALB)
Karla Heath Sands sang the national anthem during the ceremony. (Source: WALB) Karla Heath Sands sang the national anthem during the ceremony. (Source: WALB)
Ealum's daughter Captain Linda Jo introduced her father. (Source: WALB) Ealum's daughter Captain Linda Jo introduced her father. (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Albany Technical College celebrated Veterans Day a bit early this year. 

On Thursday, State Representative Darrel Bush Ealum spoke to students and faculty at the college's 5th annual Veterans Day Ceremony. 

Monroe Comprehensive High School's ROTC program presented the colors at the ceremony while WALB's very own Karla Heath-Sands sang the national anthem. 

A Marine captain himself, Representative Ealum spoke about his service and how important it is that Americans are thankful for the sacrifice members of the military make. 

Ealum was presented by his daughter, a Marine Corps Captain. 

"Be appreciative of those who do serve," said Ealum. "Be appreciative that the great nation we have today is here because others have served. And second of all, if you can serve yourself."

Ealum lost his twin brother in Vietnam, a time when our country did not have the same appreciation for service men and women. 

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