The Veterans Memorial Day Program will be held on Monday, May 27th at 10:45.

The program will be held in the Collins Intermediate School’s auditorium, beginning with patriotic music by the Scottsboro Community Band. Everyone is invited to attend and honor our veterans who have served our country in such an honorable way.
Wade Franks will be the guest speaker.
Franks is a decorated Vietnam veteran who travels the country as an inspirational speaker and evangelist. Franks resides in Huntsville with his wife of 36 years, Gail, and is father of one daughter and grandfather to three children.
As a soldier in Vietnam from January 1969 to September 1970, Franks served primarily in the A Shau Valley, with the 2nd 501st 101st Airborne Division infantry unit and later with the 47th Infantry Platoon Scout Dog (47th IPSD). Franks has been awarded two Purple Hearts for wounds suffered in battle and three Bronze Stars, as well as the Air Medal and various other campaign medals.
While serving in combat in the A Shau Valley, Franks fought in the battle known as Hamburger Hill. This battle would later be known as one of the longest and bloodiest battles of the Vietnam War. In the battle, he saw many of his friends killed or wounded before he incurred one of the wounds for which he received a Purple Heart.
Like many veterans, Franks returned home to find a country in turmoil and a life filled with stresses with which he was not prepared to cope. For the next four years, he would hitchhike around the United States, living in Salvation Army shelters, flop houses and even sleeping on the road side and under highway bridges - all while addicted to drugs and alcohol. On a return trip to his hometown of Huntsville, Franks was reunited with the girl he loved from high school. Later, he and Gail would be married, and not long after their marriage, they would give their lives to Jesus Christ and begin the journey that would lead to long-awaited healing and ministry of sharing the gospel.
In 1998, Franks was given the opportunity to travel back to Vietnam as a part of Dave Roever’s Journey Back team. Since that time, he has been involved in the Mission Vietnam Ministry for the past 12 years until present. Wade now has 20 trips to Vietnam and is Vice Chairman for Mission Vietnam.
Franks’ story is one of survival and hope through his faith in Jesus Christ. His mission is to make his life count in honor of his fallen friends who never made it home and to devote his life to the work of sharing the hope and healing found in Jesus Christ.

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