VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS
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(Taken from article in The Pilot)
The Lake Auman Sports Club in Seven Lakes West invited veterans from VFW Post 7318 Southern Pines for a fishing trip and tour of Lake Auman on May 11.
The three-hour excursion was provided by five Lake Auman Sports Club. The weather was perfect, with a slightly overcast sky and a gentle seven mph breeze that made for an enjoyable cruise for the eleven guest veterans of the VFW Post,” said Dave Lamon, club president.
Fishing guests included Jerry Caddell, Buck Cowan, Gary Freemal, Mike Henderson, Frank Huffman, Curtis Lovito, Roger Jacobs, Max Morris, Dave Neff, Bob Walden, Francis Warren.
At the June 3rd VFW meeting, Lake Auman Sports Club presented the post with commemorative plaques!
7K Combat Boots Line Fort Bragg Field in Memory of Fallen Service Members
More than 7,500 boots on display at Fort Bragg this month served as a temporary memorial to service members from all branches who have died since 9/11.
“It shows the families the service members are still remembered, honored and not forgotten,” said Charlotte Watson, program manager of Fort Bragg’s Survivor Outreach Services.
The idea for the display came from similar ones at Fort Hood, Texas, and Fort Campbell, Kentucky. The first display at Fort Bragg was in Hedrick Stadium in 2014. It was organized by Fort Bragg’s Survivor Outreach Services and Fisher House.
Jonathan Lomax, who was in the Marines for 21 years, was among those who stopped to see the boots and pay his respects on May 17.
Though Lomax knows of Marines who died in combat, he said he hoped he didn’t recognize names on the boots as he strolled among the multiple rows on the field at Hedrick Stadium.
“Any loss of life is severe, so all of these are my brothers and sisters,” Lomax said. “That’s the way I look at it.”
May 2019; Installation of new VFW and Auxiliary Officers (for the 2019-2020 year)
January 2019 Awards Ceremony for patriotic essays and Teacher of the Year
December 2018 Boy Scout Troop 1; Toys for Tots