There is something depressing to the spirits about a birthday. Do you agree? It may not be the overwhelming emotion of the day, but somewhere underneath the surface is a small current of self-reflection that can often turn a little somber.
Over the weeklong celebration of Independence Day, I finished a nonfiction book that I’d been chipping away at for a few weeks: “The True American: Murder and Mercy in Texas” by Anand Giridharadas. It has a true-crime flair, which is up my alley, but at its core is an incredible, real-life demonstration of human compassion and forgiveness.
The Chattahoochee Valley Veterans Council and American Legion Post 135 in Phenix City hosted Friday a local observance of National POW/MIA Recognition Day in the United States. The program was at the Eternal Flame on Summerville Rd. in Phenix City.