Charlie Mitchael Flagpole Memorial Dedication

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By Tammy Moore Teague

On Monday, October 1, friends, family and fellow firefighters came together to honor the life and service of Charlie Mitchael.

In May of this year, the White Bluff/Rye Hill Volunteer Fire Department began accepting donations to erect a flag pole and memorial to honor the life of their retired Chief. Mitchael passed away last December and those who knew him were well aware of the dedication he had to his department and to the community, which he served proudly for over 27 years.

The ground breaking took place in July. Members of the community donated and helped fund the project. The beautiful stone marker is inscribed with a quote by Winston Churchill, which reads: “We make a living by what we do, but we make a life by what we give.”

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