The spirit of service continues, with great strength, in Georgetown. Last month, our outstanding resident support was magnified by the Williamson County Marine Detachment League who presented the Georgetown Fire, Police, and EMS Departments with certificates of appreciation and rendered honors for their dedication to duty.
Senior Vice Commander TC “Top Cat” Moyer explained, “We are former Marines who believe, with all the defunding and anti-police sentiment in the world today, it is important to let these men and women know we are behind them 110 percent. They are doing an outstanding job, especially in Georgetown. We have great leadership, they hire good troops, and those troops take care of everyone. People here understand and appreciate that, and we love to see them getting cookies, parades, and waves.”
Interim Police Chief Cory Tchida was proud to accept, saying, “It is a huge honor to be recognized by the Marine Corps League. This is a group of folks who have served our country honorably for a long time. It is particularly significant to receive it from a Command Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps.”
ONCE A MARINE…
Several generations were on hand, from Korea to Afghanistan, to share stories and praise and Chaplain Keith Longacre (right) explained the mission, “Marines are Marines no matter what; we just take on different duty stations and different uniforms, with a different task to accomplish.”
The League’s current task is to continue their tour of every Fire, Police, and Sheriff’s office in Williamson County before the end of the calendar year. “This is just a [darn] good county; we are well taken care of and protected. We also have Marines providing public service to Heroes Night Out, scholarships for JR ROTC, and we are always looking to expand our outreach further. Personally, I just love being around these young people and I get a swell of pride to know the world will be in good hands when they take over.”
The mission of the Williamson County Marine Corps League Detachment 1022 is to care for fellow Marines, FMF Corpsmen, other veterans, and supporting Williamson County cities and communities.