Article by W. Clay Crook-
The Combat for Compassion group hosted their 2nd Annual Day for Compassion at the City Park, Parkers Crossroads on Saturday, June 26, 2021.
Combat for Compassion raises funds each year to help support children affected by veteran suicide. This year’s recipient was Cambrie McCasland.
Studies show that there is an average of twenty-two veteran suicides each day on American soil, “that’s twenty-two too many,” said guest speaker Henderson County Mayor Eddie Bray.
The event began with the posting of the colors by the Veterans Honor Guard of Parkers Crossroads and the National Anthem by Scott McEwen. Musical entertainment throughout the day was provided by the Trailblazers Band from Huntingdon and the Memphis Yahoos.
Sparky Fields, President of Combat for Compassion, and John James, the event coordinator, served as the Masters of Ceremonies throughout the day. There was a Compassion Bike Run led by the American Legion Riders Post #77, Lexington, games and activities for the children, along with BBQ, horseshoe, and cornhole tournaments and an auction.
Fields said that “Team Combat for Compassion is made up of the greatest and most dedicated officers, members, family, friends, and sponsors an organization could ask for. The blood, sweat, and tears put in preparing and executing the event is all worth it when you see the impact on the children affected by…
For the complete story, see the June 30th edition of The Lexington Progress.