Tuesday, September 28, 2004

Senator Helms and Obie

I thought you'd like to see this photo that ran on the AP wire recently:

It shows former Senator Jessie Helms congratulating our own Obie Oakley, obviously, for the outstanding job he and the committee did on the hugely sucessful CHS54 reunion, which played a significant roll in Charlotte's (and indeed North Carolina's) early summertime economic surge.

The article also mentioned something about Obie presenting Helms with his organization's 2004 Freedom Award.

(Seriously, Obie is the OCO ..Executive Director of the Carolina's Freedom Foundation, a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to "Honor Those Who Serve". The Foundation has a number of Events/Programs in which it Promotes Patriotism.
Throughout the year the Foundation works closely with the school system and the Junior ROTC program, culminating in the Awards Ceremony which masses over 1500 young cadets on the Coliseum Floor for recognition.)