The members of Zoar Pentecostal Freewill Baptist Church took time to honor local emergency personnel during the third annual Emergency Responders Appreciation Day.
The service was held May 21 during the morning worship hour.
Pastor Ernest King delivered the morning message and special music and a time of fellowship was provided. A moment of silence was held to ho nor all those who had lost their lives in the line of duty. A white bow was present in their honor.
The purpose of the day is to show the gratitude and appreciation to all the man and women in the community who respond to all types of emergency situations. The church looks forward to this each year. It is their way to say thank you for all the emergency workers do.
During his message, King thanked all the first responders for their dedication to their job and community and for their sacrifices.
“I call you all heroes, true heroes, because on the job you don’t know what you are walking into,” King said. “Your heroism shines through in what you do. A badge or patch on the chest or uniform makes you a hero. True heroes put their hand on the work of God and take an oath to protect and serve.”
Following the service, a lunch was served.