Veterans have stood in silence at the National Memorial Arboretum to pay their respects as the Covid-19 pandemic forced a scaled-down act of remembrance this year. Report by Etemadil. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Lon Adams, creator of the Slim Jim recipe has died. According to CNN, Adams passed away on Saturday as a result of Covid-19 complications. Adams, whose full name was Alonzo T. Adams II, is best known for his contributions to jerky. Adolph Levis officially invented Slim Jim in 1928, but Adams is credited with developing the current Slim Jim formula. Adams began working in the food science field after serving in World War II in the 82nd Airborne Division.
Virgil Sweet of Largo is a WWII veteran who wanted his $1,200 government stimulus check to go to someone who really needed it. But his goodwill campaign turned into something so much bigger, leading him to raise nearly $37,000 for people in need.