Valdosta Daily Times

What We Think

June 6, 2014

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VALDOSTA — THUMBS UP: To Horse Creek Winery for sponsoring the two-day World War II exhibit in Sparks in honor of the 70th anniversary of D-Day. The event continues today featuring World War II-era vehicles as well as music and other entertainment and attractions.

THUMBS UP: To father-and-son country stars Rhett Akins and Thomas Rhett. They play tonight at Wild Adventures, in South Georgia where Akins grew up. Both stars are also dedicating the concert to raise awareness and funds for Cystic Fibrosis.


THUMBS UP: To Valdosta State Club Rugby. The team made it as far this past week to the National Small College Rugby 7s National Tournament semifinals. Great to see a team from a non-traditional South Georgia sport do well in TitleTown.

THUMBS UP: To the Valdosta Community Soup Kitchen volunteers. Each weekday, these volunteers ensure that hundreds of people do not go hungry in our community. Their efforts have a powerful effect.

THUMBS UP: To Foster Zipperer. The Valdosta native and World War II veteran died last week at the age of 93. He was a member of the unit that guarded high-level Japanese prisoners being prosecuted for war crimes. Prime Minister Hideki Tojo was among the prisoners. Tojo is considered to be the architect of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. We salute Zipperer’s service.

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What We Think
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  • Thumbs Up

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