It is with great sadness that we report the loss of one of our fellow comrades today. Comrade Charles I. Kennedy passed away at approximately 1000 hours this morning.
He was inducted into the Army at Maxwell Air Force Base on March 25, 1952 and served in the US Army 25th Infantry Division, 27th Infantry Regiment, Company L, 3rd Platoon until February 17, 1954.
He enjoyed the students at Newnan High School Student-Vet Connect, helping out at the golf tournament and supporting the Coweta Veterans Club. Thank you for your service to our country as well as our organizations and activities. He was definitely a proud veteran.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Mr. Charles. Mr Charles memorial service will be at McKoon Funeral Home on Jackson St, Newnan on Monday, July 20th at 4:00 pm. Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to the Coweta Veterans Club, 501c19 @ paypal.me/CVCNewnan.
Our goal was to make sure our members and local veterans weren't sitting at home alone on this traditionally family-oriented holiday. We had a great time taking care of each other. If you missed it this year, plan to be here next.
The VFW Auxiliary completed their mission to fill purses for homeless female veterans tonight. Great job Auxiliary!
Little ghosts and goblins made their way to the CVC tonight for a great time. Thanks to everyone who came out and to those who volunteered to make it happen. Our auxiliaries rock!
The Coweta Area Motorcyclists (CAM) held their annual Swap Meet at the Coweta Veterans Club today. Great number of bikes there. Hoping we can continue to work with them in the future. Awesome opportunity for recruiting as well.
Attending veterans took turns at the podium to give short speeches about National POW/MIA recognition day. Dick Stender, a local veteran, detailed how the POW/MIA flag symbolizes the United States' resolve to never forget about its POWs and missing soldiers. VFW Commander John Skinner spoke.
On Aug. 10, 1990, Congress passed public law 101355 designating Sept. 21 as National POW/MIA Recognition Day. In addition, the POW/MIA flag is required to be flown on Armed Forces Day, Memorial Day, Flag Day, Independence Day, National POW/ MIA Recognition Day and Veterans Day. The flag must be flown below the national flag and placed above any state flag.
A table was set up as a symbol for the day, each part of the setting serving a symbolic purpose - the single red rose in a vase is 'to remind us of the life of each of the missing' and the slice of lemons on the plate were a representation of the bitter fate of those captured and missing in a foreign land.
Clyde Aubrey Burnette, a veteran from World War II, was in attendance. During his service, he spent 13 months in a German POW camp.
The ceremony concluded with 'Taps' being played as the veterans gave salute to the national flag, state flag and POW/MIA flag flying over the plaza in the city park at Jackson Street and Temple Avenue.
Excerpts from Newnan Times-Herald. Photos by Janet Alford, VFW 2667 Auxiliary
Veterans from the Coweta Veterans Club joined with other veteran organizations and the Georgia Department of Veterans Service to honor these veterans.