A door gunner Vet, and a Parade too!

Veteran recognition has always been needed, but no more importantly than for our servicemen and women who served in Vietnam. In the Berger Center, on Thursday Sept 29,  from 4:00-5:30 p.m., Oakmonter John Degroot will be recognized by sharing some of his personal experiences and photographs as a helicopter door gunner. A Vets Club Leader, John was a combatant during the earliest days of US involvement in Vietnam.

-And A Parade Too-

On the Berger stage, on our streets, and with soul stirring music, the Oakmont Vets Club is both proud and excited to announce that we are organizing a Veterans Day Event this year. On November 11th there not only will be a parade, but a talk that befits our nations finest. A Guard from the Tomb of the Unknown in Washington D.C., will deliver an address about honoring and remembering the service and sacrifice of those buried on the east plaza of the Memorial Amphitheater; as well as the empty crypt dedicated to our nations missing.

Scout Troop 55 will bring in the colors and lead us in our Pledge of Allegiance. All Armed Forces will be recognized. Join with us to celebrate and recognize our country’s veterans. Have a vehicle worthy of decorating and entering a patriotic parade? Enter it. Got a golf cart, enter it. You do have to decorate it though. OVA has the application forms. Contact them, but hurry. Entries slots are going fast!

More details will follow, including the parade route, where you can cheer on participants from your very own front yards. Then, of course, join us at the Berger Center around 10:45 on Veterans Day November 11th. We will salute those who put Duty, Honor, and Country as a first priority in their lives.

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