Meet Walt Dixon, A seven-time Purple Heart recipient who spent more than two years as a POW in the Korean War. He is also a Life Member of our Post. Walt was named Veteran of the Year for the St. Robert/Waynesville community for 2104 and will be honored at the annual Veterans Day Parade on November 11 at 11:00 am which will be held in Waynesville this year.
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The regional government of Normandy and the Boy Scouts of America is seeking to honor our great veterans of the D-Day invasions and the rebuilding of Caen, France. Each veteran will receive one of these special medals and the certificate. These were presented to veterans’ that were able to make the event on Normandy on June 6, 2014.
A stateside celebration in our nation’s capital is in order for these great soldiers.
Monday, October 13, 2014
Marriott Marquis – Washington DC
In conjunction with the Association of the US Army Convention and ROTC
Please arrive at 11:30 am, Lunch at 12:30 pm
You are welcome to visit the convention during the day and an escort is available to assist as needed.
We will sponsor one veteran and one guest for lunch. Any additional persons will be confirmed on a space available basis at $150 per person.
Due to the variety of abilities, the veterans’ will be recognized at their table with the Normandy medal and certificate brought to them. The convention and lunchtime meal will be accessible for those in wheelchairs or carts.
Please respond with your intentions directly to Jeffrey Berger with the Boy Scouts of America at 301-214-9102 no later than September 1, 2014. After that date, confirmations will be based on space available at the luncheon. If a voicemail is reached, please leave your name and best contact phone number.