COLUMBIA, MS (WDAM) - Members of the Local 708 Union at Pioneer Aerospace in Columbia hosted its annual black history month celebration Monday.
The Program was the 17th tribute to Black History for the 708 Union, which featured special singing and prayer.
It was also an occasion to recognize two very special employees, Willie Payton and Brenda Daniels who have been with the company for 50 years.
"Fifty years, it means that I'm appreciated." Daniels said. "I feel committed to my job and it makes me feel like God has really blessed me down through the years, I know it's God."
"I didn't know I was going to be honored." Payton said, "This is a surprise to me because I didn't know but I am very proud to be honored, I feel real good."
Attendees also were treated to a buffet-style lunch.