Gov. Deal visits Augusta soup kitchen, Fort Gordon

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Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW) -- Gov. Nathan Deal and First Lady Sandra Deal visited the Master's Table Soup Kitchen and the Dwight Eisenhower Army Medical Center on Saturday.

It's the third year they have led the effort called a Servant's Heart, a day where people in government are reminded to serve the people.

This morning he greeted Augusta's less fortunate as they received a plate full of hot spaghetti. In talking with News 12, Gov. Deal said it's important for those in government to assume the position of servants.

"Every day, of course, is a day when you should be a servant, but there needs to be at least one special day that you remind people that service to their fellow man is important. It is an appropriate time between Thanksgiving and Christmas to be specifically reminded of that, so that's what this Servant's Heart day is all about," he said.

Augusta holds a special place in the Deal family's heart.

"This is an opportunity to come back, as my wife reminded someone from Eisenhower Hospital, to the area where our son was born when I was stationed at Fort Gordon, so it's nice to come back to this area . My wife taught school here, so it's always nice to come back to Augusta," Gov. Deal said.

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