The American Legion Post 215 will celebrate Memorial day on Monday, May 25, at 10 a.m. in the Veterans Memorial Park in downtown Homer. A program to remember veterans who gave their all will be presented, leaders state.
The guest speaker will be state representative, Dan Gasaway.
Gasaway was elected to the Georgia House of Representatives in August 2012. He is a 17-year resident of Banks County. He and his wife, Shannon, a public school teacher, have been married for 23 years. They are members of the Presbyterian church and Gasaway is an ordained elder.
Gasaway was raised in Habersham County and is a 1984 graduate of Habersham Central High School. He received a bachelor of science degree in architecture in 1988 from the Georgia Institute of Technology and worked in the architecture field upon graduation.
He managed Ridgeway’s Inc., a large commercial printing and graphics company in Atlanta until 1997. In 1998, the Gasaways moved to their property in Banks County and built a commercial poultry operation, while Gasaway continued his architectural design and construction business. For the past 17 years, Gasaway has been self-employed.
In his second term in the Georgia General Assembly, representative Gasaway served on the higher education, insurance and natural resources and environment committees. In addition, he is secretary of the human relations and aging committee and serves on the budget and fiscal affairs oversight committee.
He is an avid hunter and fisherman. He enjoys working in his garden, playing and mandolin and reading.