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Saturday May 23rd, 2015 6:18AM

Lakewood Baptist to honor military, veterans

By Staff
GAINESVILLE - Lakewood Baptist Church in Gainesville will present its annual patriotic celebration Sunday, June 29, to honor the nation's military and veterans.<br /> <br /> Services will be held at 9:30 and 11:00 to salute active, reserve and retired members of the armed forces. Congressman Doug Collins (USAFR) is the keynote speaker.<br /> <br /> An orchestra and choir will present the military service anthems and an array of patriotic music numbers as branches of services are saluted.<br /> <br /> "Lakewood will sing and celebrate some things in America, pray about some things concerning America, all the while pointing folks to worship Jesus," says Lakewood's Bill Risinger.<br /> <br /> Lakewood's senior pastor, Dr. Tom Smiley, adds "This is a special day in which we give praise to God for all He has given, especially the blessing of a free country where we can worship Him without fear. In additional, we express gratitude for those who have and who are serving us in military service."<br /> <br /> Additional information and a live stream of the services will be at www.lakewoodlife.org .<br />
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