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July 23, 2012

Editorial

Filed under: Uncategorized — waltblog @ 4:43 pm

The various veteran‘s organizations in the Intermountain Area from Round Mountain to Adin, do a lot that goes unnoticed. They present school programs, flags, do ceremonies at veteran funerals, do scholarships, put on boy and girl state programs, are available to talk to students, help families of veterans in times of crisis, hold a variety of patriotic contests as well as help their national headquarters by asking for donations for buddy poppies and other things.
Last year one of those veterans died after a long illness. JJ Joiner was a past commander of the VFW, a decorated Vietnam veteran who came home and risked his life to pull a drowning fisherman out of the Fall River. “JJ” had a lot of friends throughout the local communities and veteran’s organization. Now, a year after his death, he is once again helping his post, post 5689 by lending his name to a golf tournament which will raise funds desperately needed to maintain the Burney Veterans Hall and grounds behind it.
Herb and Colleen Schmidt are spearheading the event. Anyone who wants to sponsor a hole, donate raffle prizes or put a 4-some together can either get a hold of the Fall River Golf Course at 336-5555 or the Schmidt’s at 335-7178.
Don’t forget the Willis Hollenbeck Post of the American Legion’s Intermountain Fair Pancake Breakfast, their flag fund for the giant flag that flies over the fairground, and other veteran’s organization and their events and fundraisers. Helping them helps not only the veterans, but many in their respective communities.

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