Local veterans to visit Washington, D.C.
Submitted by Shirley Moody,
On September 20-24, our veterans and their wives have the opportunity to travel to Washington D.C. and view the memorial monuments. Sept. 22nd the Hull-York Ch. 5 DAV will place a wreath on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. They are all looking forward to having this honor and have worked very hard to get the funds that were made possible for the trip.
We will be leaving on Thursday, Sept. 20th at 8 a.m. from courthouse square and ask that the people of Pickett County come out to see our veterans off.
Thank you to everyone who donated or helped make the trip possible.
The Disabled American Veterans Hull-York Ch. 5 was established in 2000 with 18 members and now there are 246 members. In 2006 the Honor Guard was started with two members Mike Sells and Glen Williams. There are 23 members now and they have done 145 military services. Our DAV has helped for last eight years with the Pickett County Food Bank preparing baskets and delivering food to at least 1,000 families. They are always ready to help those in need of paying utilities or other necessities needed. We now have four vans in the county that travel to Murfreesboro and Nashville weekly and/or daily giving rides to about 40 Veterans from Pickett, Overton, Fentress, Tn., Clinton, KY and picking up a few in Putnam Co. In 2008, several veterans and the women's auxiliary began "Hee Haw" at nursing homes in Pickett, Overton, Fentress, Clinton Co., KY and McMinnville. They also participate in parades, ceremonies and other functions throughout the county. Just this past year they were honored to be the 2011 Grand Marshals of the Byrdstown Christmas Parade.
We are proud of the time and effort each veteran has spent in the service defending our freedom.
Thank you to our Military, Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard and National Guard for all of your time and service provided.