March 17, 2008 08:24 AM
UPDATED March 17, 2008 08:27 AM
A St. Patrick's Day parade begins this morning at 10 in front of St. Patrick's Catholic Church , 1502 Broad Street in Phenix City.
Mayor Jeff Hardin will speak.
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Students in the JROTC program at Columbus High School volunteered Saturday to "Be a Hero for a Hero", pitching in to complete home repairs for Alna Porter of Columbus. Porter is the widow of Sgt. Major Malachi Porter. Porter served in the U.S. Army for more than 30 years, According to a press release from House of Heroes, Porter served in both Korea and Vietnam and received the following awards and recognitions: a Bronze Star Medal, a United Nations Service Medal with 2 Bronze Service Stars, 7 Good Conduct Medals, the Vietnam Service Medal, a Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Unit Palm, the National Defense Service Medal, an Overseas Service Ribbon, and a Korean Service Medal.The effort was part of the Heart of Serving Program coordinated by the Chattahoochee Valley Chapter of the House of Heroes.
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