Monday morning’s Memorial Day service at the local VFW Post was typical in every respect but one.
The highest ranking soldier ever known to take the podium at a public event in Scott County, General Carl W. Stiner, U.S. Army, Retired, was the featured speaker.
Gen. Stiner, 76, was born and reared in LaFollette, and is a 1958 graduate of Tennessee Tech.
Invited and introduced by Scott County Mayor Jeff Tibbals, the four-star general delivered a brief but moving tribute to those who gave their lives for their country.
He also expressed concerns about America’s future due to faltering patriotism and current political leanings, and capped it off with this tribute to veterans from an unknown author:To continue reading, please subscribe to the Independent Herald. If you are already a subscriber, email email@example.com to receive login credentials. If you are a subscriber who is logged in and believe you are seeing this message in error, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 423-569-6343.