May has been officially designated as Military Appreciation month.
Oak Grove Mayor Dan Potter and Hopkinsville City Councilman Charlie Henderson made the proclamation this afternoon during a monthly Christian County Chamber of Commerce Military Affairs Committee meeting.
Prior to the announcement, Mayor Potter says he will always remember the sacrifices soldiers have made in defending our nation.
101st Airborne Division Garrison Commander, Perry Clark and Command Sergeant Major Mark Herndon accepted the proclamation on behalf of 101st Airborne Division Commanding General, John McConville and thanked everyone in attendance for their continual support in the military.
Command Sergeant Major, Mark Herndon stated without the support of the community, soldiers would not be able to fight on, especially when times get tough.
Throughout this month, local officials are encouraging residents to celebrate Military Appreciation month by visiting military-friendly businesses and to thank soldiers for their service and sacrifice, especially since the country has been at war for nearly a decade.