Danville Vietnam Veteran Appreciation Event

3/30/2019 - 3/30/2019

Commemorative Partner: AARP Virginia State Office
Point of Contact: Genea Luck

Event Location: 19115 U.S. Highway 29, Chatham, VA 24531, VA, 24531
Description: To present the Vietnam Veterans in the Danville/South Boston area connected to Cherrystone Learning Center recognition. Each Post/Chapter will be given an opportunity to select one person to recognize for a Challenge Coin. Challenge Coin is normally presented in recognition of special achievement by a member in bettering his/her community. It is also normal for the giver to offer a brief explanation/public statement of the reason for awarding the coin to the individual recipient. Each Post/Chapter will determine how to select their recipient and supply two to four sentences of why this person is desiring of this honor. Presently, the following persons have agreed to participate on the program, the Honorable Mayor of Danville- Alonzo Jones and Board of Supervisor-Robert Warren. Those contacted and waiting for a reply to our are The Honorable Senator-Tim Kaine, The Honorable Congressman Denver Riggleman and a suggestion to contact the Governor-Ralph Northam and Secretary of Veteran Affairs-Carlos Hopkins. We now have an overwhelming response to event!! Now, Senator Tim Kaine's Staff will attend, as well as 4 other DAV Chapters. We have been taking pre-registrations and now have a total of 230 Vietnam Veterans attending from Danville, Chatham, Pittsylvania County, South Boston and South Hill. A large African American population never recognized! The Mayor of Martinsville has accepted invitation to come speak as well


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