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11/12/03

Annual Veterans Day Banquet

WTOC's Sonny Dixon honored with the highest award the Veterans Council gives. WTOC's Sonny Dixon honored with the highest award the Veterans Council gives.

Veterans Day 2003 ended in Savannah at the annual Veterans Day Banquet. It was a night of honors and awards. The annual event is a chance for the men and women who've served our country in uniform to get together and recognize good works. Last night, they presented Johnny McKenzie with the American Eagle award for his hard work and dedication.

And this year, there was a surprise. The highest award given by the the Veterans Council of Chatham County went to WTOC's own Sonny Dixon. It's the Spirit of America award, given for his efforts on veterans' behalf.

This is the first time the veterans have ever presented the award to a civilian.

Reported by: Mike Manhatton, mmanhatton@wtoc.com

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