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September 5, 2013

State Rep.Sheets views 'Freedom Rock'

State Rep. Larry Sheets, of Moulton, visited the "Freedom Rock" on the southeast corner of the Centerville Square on Aug. 31.

“This is more than just a rock. It is a symbol of sacrifice and dedication that our veterans and current military members have shown throughout their lives. They have put their own lives on the line to fight for our freedom and that is why I hold the highest respect for our military members, and veterans,” said Sheets.

“There is no better place than the historic Centerville Town Square to place this symbol. The square has a history of gatherings to say our farewells, and welcoming back our troops,” Sheets added.

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