October 26, 2013

Citizen of the Week: Howard Moore

Sometimes, it’s the little things in life that get noticed.

When a reader came by The Daily Citizen recently to tell us about a resident at Wood Dale Health and Rehabilitation who takes the facility’s United States flag to its place every day, and removes it when appropriate — rain or shine — we decided to find out a little more about him.

Howard Moore’s sister, Marian Cooper, said Moore grew up in Dalton and attended Emery Street School. More than 40 years ago — she couldn’t immediately track down his exact time of service — Moore went into the Army and served during the Korean War. He was honorably discharged after two years.

After that discharge but still decades ago, somebody “ganged up on him,” Cooper said, and put his eye out.

While the reader noticed Moore’s dedication to properly placing and taking down the flag each day, Cooper said Moore has always been very particular and very neat.

“He’s kind of a self-made person,” she added. “He doesn’t have a whole lot to say. He’ll do anything for anybody, and he’s a man of few words. He doesn’t do a lot of talking, but he is friendly, and he likes to help people.”

Regina McNeese, the activities director at Wood Dale, said Moore plays bingo regularly in addition to performing his flag duties. She said he is the only person who cares for the flag.

“He takes it out every morning, and then he goes out and takes it back in every day, and if it rains during the day, he’ll go out and get it,” McNeese said.

For his efforts in honoring the flag at Wood Dale, The Daily Citizen names Howard Moore Citizen of the Week.

Text Only
  • Library must reach decision soon

    Four months ago the board of the Chatsworth-Murray Library announced it would leave the Northwest Georgia Regional Library System by June 30 of this year, the end of the library system’s fiscal year.

    April 23, 2014

  • Letter: Concert was spectacular

    I believe Dalton achieved its most beautiful moment last April 18, on Thornton Avenue. It occurred in the sanctuary of First United Methodist Church of Dalton.

    April 23, 2014

  • An important part of the fight

    The lawns of Dalton City Hall and the Murray County Courthouse are filled with pinwheels this week.

    April 22, 2014

  • Mark Millican: Not just for college students

    It was the seemingly unanswerable question of the campus — and especially the faculty — when I first attended Dalton Junior College in the 1973-74 school year: “Is man inherently good, or inherently evil?”

    April 22, 2014

  • Charles Oliver: Evidence at the last minute or later

    In New York, Bronx County Criminal Court Judge John Wilson has banned prosecutor Megan Teesdale from his court.

    April 22, 2014

  • Misty Watson: Turns out, I’m a millennial

    The word millennial always conjures up this image of a guy wearing skinny jeans, Converse high tops, a plaid button-up shirt, thick-rimmed glasses, a hat, facial hair and a messenger bag slung over his shoulder.

    April 22, 2014

  • Understandable uncertainty from taxpayers

    It’s not yet official, but Dalton residents should expect to pay more in school property taxes this year.

    April 20, 2014

  • Letter Candidate outlines his platform

    To the citizens of Dalton and Whitfield County,
    My name is Dr. Nicky P. Starling and I am a candidate for Whitfield County Commissioner District 1. I did not attend the Republican forum on April 8 because a pastor friend was killed by a drunk driver and I chose to support his family at a memorial service.

    April 20, 2014

  • Citizen of the Week: Kacee Smith of the Georgia Rampage

    When the Georgia Rampage became Dalton’s first professional indoor football team last year, it would have been easy for the owner and players to focus only on drawing attention to themselves as they tried to build up the team’s following.

    April 18, 2014

  • Successes continue at Dalton State College

    These are exciting times for our local college, Dalton State, both on campus and off.

    April 16, 2014