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DAR, Van-Far team honors veterans

Posted on Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at 9:05 am

Van-Far cheerleader Carleigh Phillips escorts veteran John Weiser onto the court during a celebration held during the Van-Far/Community R-VI basketball game last Friday night.

Van-Far cheerleader Carleigh Phillips escorts veteran John Weiser onto the court during a celebration held during the Van-Far/Community R-VI basketball game last Friday night.

The Susanna Randolph Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, honored Vietnam Era Veterans at the Van-Far vs. Community R-VI ballgame on Friday, December 11. This is part of a national celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War.
Honored were the following veterans: Robert Suddarth, U.S. Army; Stephen Brookshier, U.S. Army; Bill Hicks, U.S. Army; Earl Traynor, U.S. Army; Gene Peak, U.S. Army; John Weiser, U.S. Air Force; Raymond Miller, U.S. Army; Janet Mooney, U.S. Marine Corps; Charles Bigelow, U.S. Army; John Clark, U.S. Air Force; Lloyd Hubert, U.S. Army; Norman Robbins, U.S. Army; P.A. Hull, U.S. Air Force; David Willis, U.S. Army; and Larry Beshears, U.S. Air Force.
Regent Ann Carter thanked the school for their cooperation in making the event possible. The committee for the event was Teresa Wenzel and Carolyn Ball.
President Barack Obama, in his proclamation, calls on Americans to “honor our Vietnam Veterans, our fallen, our wounded, those unaccounted for, our former prisoners of war, their families, and all who served.” Therefore, as a Commemorative Partner, the Susanna Randolph Chapter took this opportunity to say thank you to Vietnam Veterans and all veterans who have proudly served our country. These men and women are true patriots.