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Guest attendance doubles for VFW Memorial Day observance
Fred Troutman, a member of the post, delivers principal address
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By Joe Hare, VFW Post 6097 Commander
Memorial Day services at the VFW Post 6097 Hall and Monument for 2012 was a much better attended program in 2012 than in many years past. Attendance of guests was approximately double what it had been the year before.
There were nearly 50 in attendance to hear Fred Troutman deliver the principal address. This year for the first time, because of the oppressive heat, most of the program was held inside the hall.There were also more members of the growing host organization in attendance.For yesterday's program, Post Vice Commander Kris Knight, was the Honor Guard Commander.
Rifle Squad members were Brad West, Curtis Hardwick, Jim Smallwood, Kenneth Scott, and Ronnie Holt.
The Flag Bearers were Johnnie Biggs and Orvis Grider
Charles Green was the bugler.
Bro. Bill Davenport serves as the Post Chaplain.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars is an organization which is for the support for all veterans. There are service requirements that must be met to qualify an individual for membership,, but we support all veterans. Anyone who wishes to join may contact the local VFW at 270-384-3988 or see any member. For you, the veteran, the more members we have the stronger our voice is across the nation and with the government, so it is important that you be a member, if for no other reason. VFW Post 6097 Columbia and 6097 Ladies Auxiliary meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 7pmCT at the VFW Post Hall, 411 Fairground Street, Columbia, KY. - Joe Hare, Commander.
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