Veterans dinner

Moore-Cortner has stepped up to honor veterans by sponsoring a special dinner on Nov. 9 in cooperation with the local post of the American Legion. Displaying a sign with the event details are, from left, Jim Cortner, Tom Furman, Bob Cortner and Scot Bradford.

Moore-Cortner Funeral Home will honor veterans this year with a dinner at the National Guard Armory on Nov. 9 at 6 p.m.

“We always like working with the American Legion and helping veterans,” said Jim Cortner, Moore-Cortner Funeral Home owner. “My family has a history of serving this country for many decades.”

The dinner will have a guest speaker, Bill Robinson, who is the longest-held enlisted prisoner of war in American history.

He will speak on his experience while being held for more than seven years in the Hanoi Hilton POW camp during the Vietnam War.

Robinson will have his book, “The Longest Rescue,” available for purchase at the event. The cost is $30 for hardcover and $20 for paperback.

The evening will also have recognition for some local veterans and their time of service.

Tickets for the event may be picked up at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home or by calling Commander Ray Cobb, American Legion, at 931-308-8914.

Space is limited so purchasing tickets early is recommended. Each ticket is good for one veteran and one additional person.