WW II veteran from State of the Union to speak at Villagers for Trump rally

A Villages World War II veteran who appeared on President Trump’s recent State of the Union address and a famed theologian and author will speak at the upcoming Villagers for Trump rally.

Irving Locker, who lives in the Village of El Santiago with Bernice, his wife of 70 years, made quite a splash on the Jan. 30 State of the Union when Trump paid tribute to three WW II veterans who were involved in the D-Day invasion. In fact, Locker, 94, who also fought in the Battle of the Bulge and was in the march along the Elbe River near Berlin, knew what he had to do when he heard Trump call his name.

Villager Irving Locker, a veteran of World War II, waves to the crowd during the president’s State of the Union address.

“I jumped up with my hand up,” he said. “It was amazing.”

The former Army staff sergeant who oversaw four 90mm guns will share his experiences and talk about what it was like to meet Trump, first lady Melania Trump and Vice President Mike Pence and his wife, Karen.

Pastor Paul Begley

Villagers for Trump members also will hear from theologian and author Pastor Paul Begley, who ties Bible prophecy to how God has had His hand on Donald Trump. Featured in Time Magazine, Begley has written five books and is a sought-out speaker for his ability to forecast world events through Bible Prophecy. He travels the world to teach on the craziness of the Deep State and Trump’s effort to combat and bring order.

The Villagers for Trump meeting will be held at Lake Miona Recreation Center on Monday, March 4. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the program gets under way 30 minutes later.

Additionally, anyone who is interested in hearing Begley speak at a prophecy conference is invited to Freedom Fellowship Church on Sunday, March 3 at 10:30 a.m. and/or 7 p.m. The church is located at 231 Lake Griffin Rd. in Lady Lake.