Gloucester came out to honor one of its most senior residents—a man who has given a lifetime’s worth of service to his community and nation—when Del. Keith Hodges (R-Urbanna) was on hand last week to present 102-year-old Ellis Hall with a General Assembly resolution.
Friday afternoon’s presentation was made at Riverside Sanders Retirement Community in Gloucester where Hall is a resident. House Joint Resolution No. 305, passed in the 2020 session of the General Assembly, honors Hall as a businessman, a veteran and a member of the Gloucester community.
“Our nation’s centenarians have lived so much life that they’ve learned plenty of valuable lessons that us young folk ought to pay attention to,” said Hodges. “Never discount what they have to say just because they don’t have thousands of Twitter followers. The lessons that Mr. Hall can teach us are more valuable that what you can find on social media.”
Hall served in the United States Army beginning in 1943 and was honorably dis...
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