Emory Healthcare Veterans Program for those w/ PTSD, MST (Military Sexual Trauma), Depression, Anxiety & TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury)
The Coweta Area Motorcyclists (CAM) held their annual Swap Meet at the Coweta Veterans Club today. Great number of bikes there. Hoping we can continue to work with them in the future. Awesome opportunity for recruiting as well.
Attending veterans took turns at the podium to give short speeches about National POW/MIA recognition day. Dick Stender, a local veteran, detailed how the POW/MIA flag symbolizes the United States' resolve to never forget about its POWs and missing soldiers. VFW Commander John Skinner spoke.
On Aug. 10, 1990, Congress passed public law 101355 designating Sept. 21 as National POW/MIA Recognition Day. In addition, the POW/MIA flag is required to be flown on Armed Forces Day, Memorial Day, Flag Day, Independence Day, National POW/ MIA Recognition Day and Veterans Day. The flag must be flown below the national flag and placed above any state flag.
A table was set up as a symbol for the day, each part of the setting serving a symbolic purpose - the single red rose in a vase is 'to remind us of the life of each of the missing' and the slice of lemons on the plate were a representation of the bitter fate of those captured and missing in a foreign land.
Clyde Aubrey Burnette, a veteran from World War II, was in attendance. During his service, he spent 13 months in a German POW camp.
The ceremony concluded with 'Taps' being played as the veterans gave salute to the national flag, state flag and POW/MIA flag flying over the plaza in the city park at Jackson Street and Temple Avenue.
Excerpts from Newnan Times-Herald. Photos by Janet Alford, VFW 2667 Auxiliary
Great tournament to raise funds for the Coweta Veterans Club. Big thanks to all the sponsors, workers, and participants. More pictures to come...
Every month the VFW picks up water to deliver to the Newnan VA Clinic. We can always use volunteers.
Pictured: Billy Alford Photo by: Janet Alford, VFW2667 Auxiliary
Photos by Verna Funk, VFW 2667 Auxiliary
The Quilts of Valor, who we host in our Hall for their monthly "Sew-cials", held their annual fish fry fundraiser. CVC members volunteered to setup, cook, and generally help out. Surprise, some members event got presented their own Quilt in the ceremony. Thanks to all who supported this worthy activity!