This morning I attended a breakfast conducted by the Mayor of Lawrenceville, Georgia, Mrs. Judy Jordan Johnson. The breakfast was held at the Lawrenceville First Baptist Church, located at 165 Clayton Street, located in downtown Lawrenceville.
Mayor Johnson, who has held the office since 2011, greeted and introduced herself to each person as they walked in the door. It was the first time for me in meeting the mayor. Everyone else I met did the same, and it made everyone feel welcomed.
The Senior Pastor of the church, Inman J. Houston, opened things up with a prayer. The colors were then brought out and presented by cadets of the Georgia Gwinnett College ROTC. A chorus from one of the local elementary schools sang the national anthem along with another song to honor the veterans.
Breakfast was definitely Southern-style, with eggs, grits, sausage, bacon, and biscuits, along with coffee and orange juice.
After breakfast, the song of each military branch was played and each veteran of their particular branch stood during each song’s rendition. Of course, the Army song was played first, being that it is the only branch that really matters. Members of the local Army Recruiting Station were also in attendance.
Breakfast was cooked by Mayor Johnson’s husband and the location was set up the night before by employees of the Gwinnnett County government.
It was a fantastic event and I can’t wait until next year.