GreyStone Power honors its military veterans with annual breakfast

GreyStone Power honored its veterans with an annual military service recognition breakfast for GreyStone employees, retirees and board members who are veterans or are actively serving in the military, as well as spouses of veterans, on Thursday, Nov. 9.

The event featured the presentation of colors by the Paulding County High School JROTC, and guests enjoyed special remarks from retired Command Sgt. Maj. Jason York, JROTC Army Instructor at Paulding County High School.

“I believe veterans, apart from the grace of Jesus Christ, are the only reason Americans still enjoy life, liberty, and peace,” York said. “Veterans have sacrificed so much and given their best for all of us and they will continue to answer the call and give their best. It's past time to say thank you and take care of our veterans.”

GreyStone Power Director of Safety and Training Jarred Stevens, who is an Army veteran and served with York, spoke about celebrating the dedication and resilience of the co-op’s veterans.

“That dedication and resilience embodies the cooperative principles, it embodies the spirit of Veterans Day. Your experience, your unique perspectives, your skills sets, have all led you to be leaders here at this cooperative. Even the ones who are brand new – you are leaders among your peers,” said Stevens.

The breakfast also featured a special check presentation to the Paulding County High School JROTC. The school was awarded $1,000 for their JROTC program. York says they hope to use the funds for new rifles for the armed exhibition drill team and/or the completion of the Raider Team obstacle course.

GreyStone Power has been honoring veterans in the local community via financial and in-kind support, from service programs such as Habitat for Humanity, scholarships and donations to causes and organizations dedicated to honoring military service, employment opportunities, and recognizing and showing appreciation for its own veteran-employees.

GreyStone Power is a member-owned cooperative providing electricity and related services to more than 128,000 members in eight counties, including portions of Paulding, Douglas, Fulton, Cobb, Carroll, Bartow, Fayette and Coweta counties. Learn more at