Christmas Dinner at Post 6 – 2021

The Post held its first Annual Member Christmas Party on December 11th and it was a huge success. About 80 members gathered from 5 p.m. for a social hour with elegantly served hors d’oeuvres.  The main course was a catered dinner with portions of roast pork, roasted chicken breast (or dark meat), vegetables, small potatoes, and a chef’s salad prepared and served by Marcel’s Catering Cafe of Chapel Hill.

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Local Heroes in Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill Post No. 6 was in awe this month as the November 2021 edition of Chapel Hill Magazine hit the news stands.  On the Contents page was a large photo of four Chapel Hill Post No. 6 members representing one hundred years of life and service to their country and community.

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With Sadness We Say “Farewell, Bud…”

There is a moment in our lives where we are called to share sad news.  Today, is one of those moments. I am incredibly sad to share with you the loss of Major Everett “Bud” Hampton, United States Marine Corps (Retired), a native of Kannapolis, North Carolina, and a resident of Chapel Hill for over sixty years.  Bud was 97 years of age and passed away peacefully this morning at 7:30 a.m. at the Durham VA’s Hospice Center.

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State Commander James Moore Visited Post 6

A one hundred-year-old American Legionnaire arrived at Chapel Hill Post No. 6 to an official “Piping Aboard” of a dignitary.  The post members stood at Attention throughout the Post Home as the Post’s Ship’s Bell rang and the honorary Bosun’s mate announced, “Elmer Hughes, Arriving!”

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National D-Day Memorial

The story about the Bedford Boys is a tale of country kids who signed up for the Reserve to receive extra pay for weekend drills.  Pearl Harbor changed all of that and the men of Bedford, Virginia, was ordered to active duty and that led to a D-Day Landing.  In 2011 a Chapel Hill High School 10th-grader, Gracian D’Cruz, asked the Chapel Hill Knights of Columbus and other  local veteran groups  to help sponsor a project to fund the National D-Day Memorial.  It was in financial trouble and local students wanted to help.  Local vets led by American Legionnaires Jerry Pilarski and Lee Heavlin worked to help the students.  Chapel Hill Veterans of Foreign Wars  Post 9100 also  provided funding and support and, in June students and veterans travelled to Bedford for the 67th D-Day Commemoration events. Gene and Louise Drogos also made the trip. 

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