Editorial Salute - 12-23-10

Our great military members, arriving or departing from the beautiful Savannah-Hilton Head airport, now have an even nicer reception area in which to relax, have snacks, make calls or watch TV.  Thanks to Lowe's Pooler Parkway store manager Daniel Roberts and his fine team of volunteers, the airport GeoVista Credit Union Military Reception Center has been completely refurbished, with new paint, carpeting, ceiling tile and lighting.  Topped off with a beautiful new leather sofa, leather recliners and end-tables, graciously donated for the comfort of our troops by Larry Whelan of Whelan's Furniture in Savannah.

Our sincere thanks to the great Lowe's volunteers for their time, talent and materials; to Whelan's Furniture for the terrific new furnishings; and to the good folks at GeoVista Credit Union for making this now even-more-welcoming facility possible for our troops, for these many years.  Thanks to Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport Executive Director Patrick Graham for, years ago, making available the space to accommodate this well-used military center.  And special thanks to USO airport lead-volunteer, Dick Falcone, and his team of community volunteers who work long hours at the airport to bring a USO/Savannah welcome to all those in our military who fly in or out of our city.  The organizations and individuals mentioned form a terrific team in direct support of all those who serve, sacrifice and protect our freedom.  Our thanks and Merry Christmas to all.