Virginia Freedom Festival

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The first annual Virginia Freedom Festival will be at the Warren County Fairgrounds on July 2-3, 2016. It is sponsored by the Virginia American Legion Auxiliary to celebrate, honor and benefit our veterans. Proceeds from the festival will support the … Continue reading

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A Tribute to Our Fallen Heroes

MG Hugh "Bugs" Forsythe, USAF (Ret.)

On a bright and beautiful Sunday afternoon, Clarke County remembered its “Fallen Heroes”—those who died during wartime service to our country. Several hundred residents and visitors gathered on the lawn around the gazebo in Rose Hill Park for the community’s … Continue reading

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2016 Scholarship Winners

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Post 41 has awarded academic scholarships to two graduating seniors from Clarke County High School. Each $2,000 scholarship will be paid to the students’ college accounts prior to the beginning of the second semester. The recipients of this year’s scholarships … Continue reading

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Memorial Day Activities

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Flags on Veterans’ Graves: On Saturday, May 28th, U.S. flags will be placed on the graves of veterans buried in Clarke County cemeteries. Volunteers are needed to assist with the placement of flags at Green Hill Cemetery. If you would … Continue reading

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Clarke County’s First Aviation Hero

John Rolfe Castleman
Virginia Tech (1921)

First Lieutenant John Rolfe Castleman was Clarke County’s first aviation hero. While serving with the 99th Aero Squadron of General John J. Pershing’s American Expeditionary Forces during World War I, he had a terrific battle with twelve German airplanes high … Continue reading

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