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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Post History Shared

As you look around the new post you will see member-provided memorabilia.  Items will appear on the walls.  There are command plaques, paintings, pictures and more.  There are also some items that have a history…a Post historical item.  It could be a flag, book, map, or decor.  All these things decorate our post in the same way that we post things around our own homes, dens, offices, and yards.  

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In the Spotlight — Regina Merritt

Our post dinners, socials, meetings, projects, and fundraisers keep our members busy. Some are even busier, because they volunteer to lead projects and programs with their church, other fraternal groups, and clubs. Still others find time to accept additional challenges that puts them “in the hot seat.” That’s those jobs where you get real busy tackling the tough jobs. Jobs that can make you wonder, “Why me?”

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