Video: Army reunion
Sarah Gisriel reports
Fri, 19 May 2017 22:12:10 +0000Army reunionSarah Gisriel reportshttp://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12463/6924644?cpt=8&wpid=2637WHAGmen and women who first stepped through the doors of the tag zirkle building - when they were teenagers - came full circle on friday afternoon in washington county. tasmin: whag's sarah gisriel caught up with the men and women of the 1 double zero 7 light equipment company army reserve unit -- for the circle of service reunion. <<sarah gisriel: the unit may have disbanded ten years ago, but these veterans proved on friday that time doesn't break brotherhood. major ronald l bowers, former company commander: "you know, there may be 30, 40, 50 years in age difference since you've seen some people, and it's good now how a couple words and you're right back to where you were in the 60s, 70s, 80s." sarah gisriel: first stepped into the post, which is now known as the washington county commission on aging building as teenagers. larry seavolt, warrant officer, unit member: "well, my older brother had already joined the unit, and also my cousin,. already joined the unit, so it was a neighborhood type of thing." sarah gisriel: unit members and the building say they've grown together with their post because now, many benefit from the services the senior center offer. major ronald l bowers, former company commander: "i find that still, when you call upon the guys and gals they're here to help to do whatever is needed. so, once a veteran and a citizen, they're always a veteran and citizen." sarah gisriel: thousands of years of experience were represented at the event, but what seemed to matter most to unit members were community service. larry seavolt, warrant officer, unit member: "when you look back in the career and see that you actually made a change in some people's lives. you were able to maybe talk with them, communicate with them, give them guidance, and assistant them other way to make a better future for them." sarah gisriel: this is the first time the circle of service reunion was held at the center, but organziers want to spread the word to get a bigger turnout next year. sharon householder, committee volunteer, wife of unit member: "they plan on having a reunion, each year, being that a lot of memebrs are getting older, so i would like them to -- we'll try to get the word out." larry seavolt, warrant officer, unit member: "this is the first, but this wont be the last. we will continue on with this." sarah gisriel: reporting in hagerstown, sarah gisriel, whag news.