MADISON — Rotary program presented by Dr. Sen. Ron Stollings. He introduced Veterans/members of VFW POST 5578.
Commander Larry Rice spoke about their organization, stating that as of last week they had laid to rest 54 Veterans. The funeral services for their fallen service men and women is their top priority.
Brock Loftus, Larry Saunders, Bob Peal and others gave highlights, noting this is the 61st year of the food basket program, which in the last four years has included toys for some families.
Also, the “brick program” is ongoing for the Veteran Memorial ByPass. Cost is $50/per brick and includes maintenance of the site. See a VFW member for applications.
The VFW has also participated in a school coat program. Last year, they provided 60 coats throughout the county.
One of their proudest moments was being recipient of a Community Service Award, all because they love serving.
Chip Shaffer, Mark Linville, Bob Foster, Randy Foxx and other Rotations expressed their gratitude to the VFW and how they set an example to the Scouts and how glad we are to have them in our community.