From The Tribune staff reports
TRUSSVILLE — Trussville Rotary Daybreak Club partners with Trussville Fire Department to hang Veteran’s Day ribbons on Wednesday, Nov. 1.
Since 2005, the Trussville Rotary Daybreak Club has held a tradition of decorating City Hall with ribbons for Veterans’ Day. For the past few years, the Club has partnered with the Trussville Fire Department on this patriotic project.
A few years ago, the Club changed from yellow ribbons to red, white, and blue ribbons.
Rotarian Linda Burns, who came up with the idea, believes it is important to say ‘thank you’ to our veterans. She says she borrowed the idea from a community in Lake Jackson, TX, after seeing their downtown area adorned with yellow bows for soldier support. Linda’s son, Justen, was in the Army, so service men and women hold a special place in her heart. “Our military and their families sacrifice so much for our country. The least we can do is to recognize them and to say ‘thank you for your service.’”
Justen retired with 20 years of service.