Editor's note: The Exponent Telegram editorial board devotes Saturday's editorial to recognizing positive efforts from people throughout our readership area. We call this feature "Hats Off!" To nominate a person or group for recognition, contact John Miller (626-1473) or James Logue (626-1031).
The men and women of the Armed Services, past and present, who have fought to keep us free. May God bless them and their families.
The many groups and people who took the time this past week to honor our veterans with various activities -- from church services and parades to dinners or just a friendly pat on the back.
The Cafaro Co., which recently invested more than $1.5 million in renovating Meadowbrook Mall. The company's efforts to spruce up the 21-year-old mall show a commitment to keep the facility, which is a key part of the area's retail economy.
Lincoln, Notre Dame and Buckhannon-Upshur high school cheerleaders, who recently earned regional titles and a chance to compete in the state championships in December.
Notre Dame, Robert C. Byrd, Bridgeport, Doddridge County and Elkins high school football teams, which recently earned state playoff berths.
Gore Middle School, which won the Harrison County cheerleading title. Also, Washington Irving and Bridgeport, which finished second and third, respectively.
West Virginia Wesleyan College, which is enjoying record growth and outstanding retention rates. More than 80 percent of last year's freshmen returned to school this fall.