On Sunday, May 5, Troy First Baptist Church hosted the Salute to Commitment ceremony for graduating seniors of Lincoln County who have chosen to enlist in one of the branches of military. The ceremony was a tribute to each branch of service and also had a slideshow of places around Lincoln County. The slideshow represented a lot to the boys who were getting ready to leave as they will begin to miss the little things in their hometown, and will never forget the memories that they made there.
Each student was awarded a coin, certificate and a Bible to take with them. Those who have enlisted this year are: Addric DeRoy, Marines, Elsberry; Lane Fernandes, Marines, Elsberry; Corey Grimmett, Marines, Elsberry; Jacob Price, Army, Elsberry; Dustin Scott, Marines, Elsberry; Jeffrey Sickmeier, Marines, Elsberry; Bryan Smith, Marines, Elsberry; Adam Grigery, Navy, Home School; William Rodgers, Air Force, Silex; Reed Cross, Marines, Troy; Nathan Fagivnano, National Guard, Troy; Kyle Gabris, Army Reserve, Troy; Thomas Glaser, Air Force, Troy; Timothy Hoffman, Marines, Troy; Adam Hoelting, Navy Reserve, Troy; Christian Jimenez, Air Force, Troy; Dillan Kiesey, Air Force Reserve, Troy; Cody Linton, Army, Troy; Alex Loeffer, National Guard, Troy; Colton Stewart, Army, Troy; Trevor Tanner, Marines, Troy; Zackary Gray, Air Force, Winfield; Dustin Kinyon, Army, Winfield.
Best of wishes to everyone who will be taking on this journey!