Alex McLean – Drive-thru Food Bank

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Lake Hopatcong 2020 Person of the Year: Alex McLean – Drive-thru Food Bank

The Lake Hopatcong Person of the year reflects one of the many caring people who stepped forward to help anyone who needed assistance during the onslaught of the pandemic. This was a time where many had lost their jobs, unemployment benefits were clogged in the system, and even the basic necessities of life like food, and household supplies were out of reach for many people.

Everything started as Alex McLean was working on how to get lunches to the students as they started remote learning. It quickly became apparent that the problem extended beyond just the lunches and included entire families that needed assistance.

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Jamie McLean recieves NASA Honoree award

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APT Research, INC announced that Jamie Posey McLean, originally from Cordele, was awarded the NASA Exceptoinal Public Service Medal on Oct. 29, 2020.

This presitgious NASA medal is awarded to any non-government individual whose sustained performance embodies multiple contributions on NASA projects, programs, or initiatives.

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George McLean - war hero in the trenches of WWI

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In a damp, dark trench crawling with rats, George McLean sat silently alongside his fellow members of the Fifty-Fourth (Kootenay) Battalion.

The year was 1917, and in a few hours the silence that had descended over no-man’s land would be broken by the sounds of screams, explosions, and machine gun fire. It was the first morning of the Battle for Vimy Ridge, which many historians consider a defining moment, and one of the greatest victories, for the Canadian Army.

George McLean, from the Nk’maplqs (Head of the Lake) Band, was not new to the world of soldiering by then. During the Boer War, when he was 25 years old, McLean had served with the Canadian Mounted Rifles. When the First World War broke out, McLean, alongside every other male member of the Head of the Lake Band between the ages of 20 and 35, enlisted with the Canadian Expeditionary Force.

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