MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) - Sandra Deal, wife of Georgia Governor Nathan Deal, stood on the steps of Macon's city hall Monday morning, to declare the state to be a part of National Salvation Army week.
Mrs. Deal was flanked by local Salvation Army commanders, along with Macon Mayor Robert Reichert, as she read the proclamation signed by the Governor. Deal said it is important to spread the message of what the Salvation Army does and represents to all people.
"I believe so strongly that we don't notice color, we don't notice background, that we serve the people who are in need, regardless of who they are. And I feel like the Salvation Army does that for all of our citizens who are in need," Deal explained.
The First Lady also took time to tour Macon's Salvation Army headquarters. After that she traveled to Bruce Elementary to read to children, and then finished her time in middle Georgia by placing flags on the graves of war veterans in Baldwin County.