VFW plans Veterans' Week Activities

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By The Staff

The Ladies Auxiliary of Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 5625 in Chiefland will place yellow ribbons throughout the tri-county area beginning Saturday, Nov.8, and continue through the Veteran's Day Week.

This custom of "Tying a Yellow Ribbon," for the safe return of a loved one from battle, began during the Civil War, by wives and mothers, and remains valid today.

Members will be calling on businesses and homes for permission to place these ribbons at no charge.

If you wish a ribbon to display, call 490-4190 or 493-1159 or come by the Post home at; 1104 South Main Street, Chiefland.

Veterans and members of the Men's and Ladies Auxiliary of the Post will also hold a Poppy Drive during this same time frame.

All donations derived from VFW poppy sales, are deposited in an account and utilized only for local veterans in need.

When you are offered a VFW Poppy, please know that your donation goes only to our tri-county area veterans and their families.

There will be a Veterans Day Service at the Post on Tuesday, the eleventh month, the eleventh day, at the eleventh hour. The public is invited to attend.

At 6:30 p.m. on Veterans Day, Nov. 11 the Post will host the Chiefland High School Parliamentarian Club for a presentation.

At 7:30 p.m. during the regular monthly meeting of the VFW, there will be a special Veterans Day Tribute to the following members with more than 50 years service each;

Col. William "Bill" Coutts (63)

Alex Marchant (59),

Wayne Hart (58)

William Fisket (53)

Richard "Dick" Johnson (52).

Four of these five members, presently remain dedicated and active in the local post.