Dan Smoot, president of Operation UNITE, spoke Aug. 16 at an event in Manchester celebrating stories of people who had beaten drug addiction. At right is Operation UNITE's Wall of Hope, featuring people who had overcome their dependence on drugs.  Photo by Bill Estep | Staff
Dan Smoot, president of Operation UNITE, spoke Aug. 16 at an event in Manchester celebrating stories of people who had beaten drug addiction. At right is Operation UNITE's Wall of Hope, featuring people who had overcome their dependence on drugs. Photo by Bill Estep | Staff
Dan Smoot, president of Operation UNITE, spoke Aug. 16 at an event in Manchester celebrating stories of people who had beaten drug addiction. At right is Operation UNITE's Wall of Hope, featuring people who had overcome their dependence on drugs. Photo by Bill Estep | Staff