Meeting the Stars
INDEED, AN ACT OF GRATITUDE
LAST SATURDAY WAS a happy and proud day for some media practitioners recognized by a photojournalist, Mr. Gregory Stemn, a former photojournalist, of the DAILY OBSERVER and the inquirer newspapers, Mr. Stemn has awarder plaques to five of his former bosses for their achievement as a veteran photojournalist today.
THOSE HONORED WERE Mr. Kenneth Y. Best, Managing Director, the Liberian Observer Corporation, Mr. Stanton B. Peabody, Editor, the Daily Observer, Mr. Sando Moore, former photo editor, the Daily Observer (now editorial supervisor, and director of photography of the Daily Observer, Mr. Phillip N. Wesseh, former News Editor, Daily Observer and Mr. George Wandah, former Darkroom Technician, Daily Observer.
MR. STEMN WHO is part of a media delegation in the country from United States, said he was pleased to recognize the services of these individuals because it was through their guidance and leadership role that he is what he is today. He said today he has been recognized as a photojournalist because of the training and knowledge he acquired from these individuals while working with the Daily Observer.
LABOR MINISTER, KOFI Woods, who presented the plaques thanked Mr. Stemn for showing gratitude to his former bosses, noting that it was rare in our society for people to show gratitude and the move by Stemn should inspire others to always show gratitude.
FOR THEIR PART, the honorees in separate remarks, the honorees thanked Mr. Stemn for recognizing their role in the society, and promised to work for the good of the society. The honorees expressed delight for the recognition of heir services over the years.
LIKE MINSTER WOODS, it's rare in our society for people to show gratitude for the good others have done to them. Today, Mr. Stemn has made him for himself history by recognizing the efforts of his former bosses which has made him what he is today. Indeed, such a move is highly commendable.
IN MOST INSTANCES in our society, praises, commendations, encomium are always given when one is dead. Today we are happy that Mr. Stemn has given these individuals their flowers while they are alive to smell the indelible aroma.
AS WE COMMEND this photojournalist for showing gratitude and also identifying with his former institution (THE INQUIRER) we hope others would emulate the good example of this son of the soil. In many instances people who have benefited from these institutions have turned their backs on those institutions.
AGAIN, WE COMMEND Mr. Gregory Stemn for remembering the bridge that he crossed to the promised land Bravo "Greg for not being an ingrate.
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