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Giving thanks for what makes us great

November is one of my favorite months of the year. And it’s not just about the turkey. From beginning to end, it’s a month for celebrating what makes our country great.


Veterans Day is observed annually on November 11. This federal holiday recognizes the service of all U.S. military veterans. The 43 participants in this year’s Honor Flight sponsored by Nolin RECC and Kentucky’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives represent just some of the real-life stories of service and valor that make Veterans Day special.


I’m thankful for men like George English and Audrey Lowe, both World War II veterans who proudly served their country so that we could all enjoy the land of the free. This year marks the sixth anniversary of the Touchstone Energy Honor Flight and Nolin is honored to participate in this remarkable and worthwhile trip that pays tribute to all our veterans by sending them to Washington, D.C., to view monuments erected in their honor.


I am grateful for today’s active duty service men and women as well as our veterans. They continue to ensure our freedoms such as the right to choose our leaders. Election Day — this year on Nov. 8 — is a crowning achievement of our democratic nation. It’s another reason I’m so fond of November. Hopefully, we will have a good voter turnout at the election polls this month.


Mickey Miller

President & CEO

As a finale to this month of gratitude, Thanksgiving Day provides a moment to reflect on the people and things that make life better. For me, that includes family and friends, including the members of Nolin RECC. It is a privilege to provide reliable, affordable electricity to the owner-members of this not-for-profit electric cooperative. I give thanks daily to be employed by an organization that not only improves the lives of individuals but also recognizes the importance of supporting activities such as the Touchstone Energy Honor Flight.


In my opinion, veterans, democracy, and the privilege to serve you and our 33,000 members are among excellent reasons to give thanks in November and throughout the year.

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