Craven County Veterans Council Latest Happenings

Craven County Veterans CouncilVietnam Veterans of America (VVA) – Membership Drive on October 10th from 10 am to noon at the New Bern – Craven County Public Library conference room, 400 Johnson St.

All Vietnam Era Veterans are invited to come learn about the VVA organization and the Associates of Vietnam Veteran of America (AVVA); snacks will be available – Welcome Home

Sponsor: Vietnam Veterans of America, Fred H. Austin Jr. Chapter 886

MumFest 2017 – Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 886 Returns for the 4th Year on October 14th and 15th, Saturday 8 am to 6 pm and Sunday 8 am to 5:30 pm at MumFest, first booth on Broad Street in front of the Sudan Shriners Temple.

Sponsor: Vietnam Veterans of America, Inc. Fred H. Austin Jr. Chapter 886, New Bern

Celebrating “Home Town Heroes” – talk to Vietnam Veterans regarding veteran issues and benefits. Join VVA as a member or an associate member. Honor your special veteran with an America flag to be flown in a “Field of Flags” on Veteran’s Day at the Union Point Gazebo – participate in “Wreaths across America” at Christmas. The community and all veterans are welcome.

100% of funds support activities at the North Carolina State Veterans Home, Kinston or local veteran and community needs.

Narrative: Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 886 return to MumFest for the fourth year celebrating “Home Town Heroes”. All veterans, and the community, are welcome. Stop by and tell us about your special veteran, ask about veteran benefits, or just chat. While at our booth take time to join as a Vietnam veteran or an associate member. Also register your special veteran for an American flag to be honored in the “Field of Flags” which we proudly display and nightly illuminated during the Veteran’s Day weekend at the Union Point Gazebo. Additionally, we offer an opportunity to support the Christmas “Wreaths across America”. Our goal is to place as many wreaths as possible during the Christmas season on graves of veterans resting at New Bern National Cemetery. All donations, 100%, fund only veteran event and activities.

For more information, call Gary Gillette, President, VVA, Chapter 886 at 252-296-1505

Submitted by: Dobert Owsley, Chairman, Craven County Veterans Council

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