During the Good Ole Days Celebration in Woodbury, State Representative Mark Pody presented a Certificate of Appreciation to Col. Jim Stone as facilitator, in submitting an action request to Rep. Mark Pody.
Col. Stone requested that Rep. Pody continue with an idea that was born with Cannon County's previous Representative, Stratton Bone.
Stratton Bones' idea was to request that the new bridge being constructed at the entrance to Cannon County High School be named, The Cannon County Veterans Memorial Bridge. Rep. Mark Pody said that
he would be honored and would take action to submit a Resolution to the State Legislature for approval. The Resolution was approved by the State Legislature, and also approved by the Cannon County
Col. Stone stated that all of he credit goes to Stratton Bone and Rep. Mark Pody. The American Legion Post 279 and all of the Veterans of Cannon County want to express our sincere appreciation to Stratton Bone and Mark Pody for their truly outstanding performance of duty to Cannon County.
Cannon County has 61 names engraved on our Veterans Monuement in front of the Courthouse. These 61 men are the true heroes of Cannon County.
We thank them and their families for their sacrificies and service to their country; and for the wonderful peace we enjoy today. These men would be honored and proud to know the new bridge is dedicated and named in their honor; as well as for all of the Veterans of Cannon County.
God bless our Veterans and all of the good people of Cannon County.