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Support for veterans

SoVaNow.com / May 01, 2013


Dear Viewpoint,

A boating/fishing trip for veterans was held on Kerr Lake April 17. While not many fish were caught, the veterans enjoyed being on the lake and the good food that followed at the VFW Hall in Clarksville. Four boats took 18 veterans and their caregivers out on the lake and more than 50 vets, along with volunteers and guests, enjoyed food and camaraderie at the Hall.

The event would not have been possible without the help of local volunteers, merchants, and organizations. We would like to thank those who provided their boats, fishing equipment, and other resources for the veterans’ use. We want to express our special thanks to all those who provided cash donations, prepared food, and served the food to our veterans. We would like to thank Dollar General Market, Pizza Pub, and Food Lion for their help in providing the food, The Lamplighter for the preparation of delicious barbeque, and the Ruritans for their help in purchasing food and supplies needed for the event. We couldn’t do this without you!

The next boating trip and luncheon is scheduled for May 15. Again, all veterans are invited. Boats will leave from boat ramp #2 (not to be confused with Dock #2!) at Occoneechee State Park at 10:00 a.m. We receive no governmental funding for these trips, and we need donations to make these trips possible. If you would like to make a contribution to show your appreciation to our veterans for their sacrifices for our country, you may do so by sending your donation to American Legion, Post 45, P. O. Box 682, Clarksville, VA 23927; please designate your contribution to be used for the fishing trips. If you have any questions, please contact Richard Buck, Post Commander, at (434) 374-4004.

Thanks for your support of our veterans!

Richard Buck, Commander, Post 45


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