Everlasting Life Church in Weston, pastored by Shawn Brower (a retired US Army Special Forces Officer), held a service honoring Veterans on November 8.. About 40 people attended the service, which started with the Cypress Bay Jr ROTC Color Guard marching in with the colors. They sang several patriotic as well as worship songs. The church then played the Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard and Marine Corps songs and asked the veterans in attendance to come forward when they played their respective song. Those in attendance included veterans who served in the Vietnam War, the 1980’s El Salvador civil war, and operations in Haiti, Bosnia, Kosovo, Afghanistan and Iraq. Most of the veterans who came forward had served 20 or more years in the military and are now retired and were injured in some way while serving in the military.
Weston Mayor Daniel Stermer, City Commissioner Jim Norton and Richard Nelson of Senator Marco Rubio’s office also attended the honorary service.
“The sacrifices our military families pay is enormous and we can’t thank them enough, ”said Pastor Shawn. Everlasting Life Church meets at 10 a.m. every Sunday at Eagle Point Elementary School in Weston.