This year our own Mike Frakes represented Creekside Mortgage, Inc at the 2013 Symbol of Freedom benefiting CDM Long-Term Care services.
This year’s event not only honored our Veteran’s but also commemorated a dark day in history. Fifty years ago this month, President John F Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas. Many of those attending today’s function remember that tragic day because they watched it unfold minute by minute on television, this being at a time before twenty four-hour news coverage and social media.
There is a famous photograph of a Secret Service Agent jumping onto the back of the President’s car as it sped away and that Agent was the guest speaker at today’s event. Mr. Clint Hill gave a personal account and kept his audience glued to his every word as he told the story from his personal experience.
After an incredible story there was of course the charity auction in which Mike made his contribution to the CDM Scholarship Fund benefiting Veteran’s and their families. Mike is a generous spirit and would give you the shirt off his back if he knew you needed it but not tomorrow as he will need it to march in tomorrows Veteran’s Day Parade.