Monthly Archives: August 2010

VA Volunteer Service Program

VA Voluntary Service

(By Will Nelson, Service Officer, Post 41) As former members of the armed forces, we have all shown our willingness to serve our country.  During our active military time, the emphasis was duty to country.  As members of the American Legion we continue … Continue reading

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Clarke County Veterans’ Memorial

Colonel Roy Batterton and Vice Commander Bill Overbey unveiling the dedication plaque at the Clarke County Veterans' Memorial.

At 11:00 a.m. on November 11, 2008 over three hundred veterans, citizens, and public officials gathered at the new Berryville-Clarke County Government Center to dedicate the Clarke County Veterans Memorial.  The memorial—appropriately dedicated on Veterans Day—honors the men and women … Continue reading

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Aide & Attendance – VA Benefit


The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is reaching out to inform wartime veterans and surviving spouses of deceased wartime veterans about a largely unknown, special monthly pension benefit called Aid and Attendance.  It is not dependent upon service-related injuries for … Continue reading

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Cemetery Mystery


While members of Post 41 were trying to locate all the graves of veterans in Green Hill Cemetery so flags could be placed on their graves on Memorial Day, two very interesting side-by-side tombstones were found.  One was inscribed “Joseph … Continue reading

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I Just Wanted To Fly

Gene White (1944)

Eugene White was born in 1924 about a mile from Cape Charles on the Eastern Shore of Virginia.  Like most rural families during the Great Depression, his family struggled financially and Gene learned early about the value of working and … Continue reading

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