From the Chapel Hill Seymour Center comes: A Veteran’s Affair: Wall of Honor New Recipients and Reception
If you have not seen the center’s Wall of Honor designated to honor veteran participants of the Seymour Center and Central Orange Senior Center, stop by and check it out!
The wall is not only a way expressing community gratitude to those who served our Country, it enables other participants and visitors who frequent the Center to appreciate and learn more about their peers. Current honorees on the wall are Russell Blackwell, Thomas Hackney, Wayne Hung, Richard Tofte, Peter O’Grady, Johnnie Johnson, Charles Alston, and Roy Henry Gore.
On Monday, June 30th, at 10:30 a.m. the center will recognize eight new honorees. They are: Joseph Acciarito, Jr., Nicholas Terrell, Clyde D. Perry, Jeppie Foushee, Lewis Atwater, John Dossett, Walter Mack and Joan Shevlin. There will be a small reception and a time for personal reflections.
For more information, contact: Cydnee Sims at the Seymour Center.
The Chapel Hill Seymour Center will unveil a new Wall of Honor on Monday, January 27, 2014, at 11:30 am. The Wall of Honor will serve as a tribute to local veteran participants of the Seymour Center and consists of a portrait and brief biography display. The wall display will change periodically to honor additional veterans.
Cydnee’ Sims, Senior Center Operations and Program Manager, said “The wall will feature eight to ten veterans at a time, and the display content will rotate each May and November. This will enable veteran participants of the Senior Center(s) to be in the spotlight for a period of six months through a lottery system.”
You are invited to attend and to learn about the wall’s inception and honor the heroic older adults of Orange Country.
In partnership with Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 9100, the Robert and Pearl Seymour Center, Chapel Hill, invites all veterans to come out and a guest speaker’s story, share yours, and learn of the various services and resources available to you as a veteran. This month’s event is on Monday, January 27, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Although there will be set speakers, it would be expected that others join in and share as well. One of the most important things about this program is that information and updates for Veterans are shared in the last 15 to 20 minutes of the session For example, did you know that veterans can get their computers worked on for free?
This is the beginning of a new program focusing on area veterans and veterans services. There will be new speakers for each meeting.
If you would like to be a speaker for future meetings, contact Cydnee Sims, Robert and Pearl Seymour Center Operations Manager, at (919) 245-4250. Refreshments provided.
Facilitators for the inaugural event are: Lee Heavlin, Past North Carolina VFW District 6 Commander and Peter O’Grady, member American Legion Post 6, Chapel Hill.
Directions: 2551 Homestead Road, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27516