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Christmas Luncheon For Bay County's WWII Vets

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The "Greatest Generation" was treated to a Christmas-themed luncheon Wednesday by the Panama City Woman's Club.

According to Jan Gainer, club president, the organization was able to track down 45 local veterans of World War II and 29 were present for the event.

"It's just so nice," said Dr. Charles Humphries, a U.S. Army veteran who served in Germany.  "I appreciate that we haven't been forgotten."

The event included a meal, Christmas carols and a visit and gifts from Santa Claus.  "I can't say enough about our World War Two vets and I just hope everybody remembers what they did for our country,"  club member Trina Klein said.

Humphries, 89, who was decked out in the uniform shirt he wore in Europe.  He said memories of the war are as vivid today as they were in 1945 and he continues to follow current events involving America's military.

"We still have a duty to the country," Humphries said.

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