Third Grade Students Learning Respect for Veterans

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Military Appreciation Seating at Party in the Park

Local radio station 103.5 WEZL hosts Party in the Park concert series.

Local radio station 103.5 WEZL hosts Party in the Park free concert series.

By Meredith Hagen, Lead Public Affairs Specialist

Monday, June 4, 2018

For the fifth year, the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center has teamed up with local radio station 103.5 WEZL to host a special military appreciation seating area at the station’s Party in the Park summer concert series. Each Tuesday night in June, listeners can enjoy live music from up and coming country music artists at Memorial Water Front Park in Mount Pleasant. Charleston VAMC will provide a special priority viewing area close to the stage where military members, Veterans, and their guests can enjoy covered seating at provided tables and chairs or spread a blanket on the grassy area designated for these honored guests. Attendees wishing to utilize the military appreciation area should present a military ID, VA identification card, DD Form 214 or other proof of military service at the VA entrance tent. VA staff and volunteers will also be on hand to answer eligibility and benefits questions and to hand out summer fun promotional items.

103.5 WEZL hosts Party in the Park concert series.
The Ralph H. Johnson VAMC will host a special military appreciation tent for the fifth year at Party in the Park.

Headlining Acts:

  • Tuesday, June 5 – Chase Rice, Jimmie Allen and Eddie Bush
  • Tuesday, June 12 – Travis Denning, High Valley and Mitchell Lee
  • Tuesday, June 19 – Maddie & Tae, Mitchell Tenpenny and Lauren Hall
  • Tuesday, June 26 – Carly Pearce, Trent Harmon and Haley Mae Campbell

All events are free to attendees and music starts each night at 6 p.m. Food and beverage vendors will be on site throughout the evening during each of the four Tuesday night concerts. Lawn chairs and blankets are permitted, however, please leave dogs, coolers, umbrellas, backpacks, and tents at home. For additional information, visit the WEZL Party in the Park homepage here.

 

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As a veteran, you can receive up to 4 tickets (free) to a Riverdogs game on Thursday, June 14th.  Call Art Horn at (843) 437-4732 for information.   

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A visit to James B. Edwards Elementary School
 
Notice the hands raised as fifth-grade students listen intently and then ask questions for Mr. Greavu.   
 
(L-R) Art Horn, David Taylor, Wesley Greavu, Fred Timmons
 
Students examining wristbands with the seals of U.S. military branches.
      
                                                                           

                                                         Mr. Wesley Greavu                                                Mr. David Taylor

On Veteran's Day 2017 the fifth grade class from James B. Edwards Elementary School met members of The American Legion at Mount Pleasant Memorial Gardens.  The weather was brisk that morning but the children had a mission and were eager to begin.  Their mission was to place U.S. flags on the graves of military veterans.  The fifth graders finished the work in short order and the only disappointment was the shortage of flags.

Post 136 had wrist bracelets to give to each student but didn't account for a large number of children participating.  Art Horn, Commander of Post 136, mention to Ms. Nancy Platt that a member of the Post would deliver more bracelets to the school.  Ms. Platt suggested that a better time would be in March when the students were studying the history of WWII. 

Ms. Platt followed up and arranged for four members of the Post to visit and speak to the students.  The members included Wesley Greavu and David Taylor, two members of the Greatest Generation that served in the war.  Mr. Taylor and Mr. Greavu were excited about the opportunity and prepared for the visit in advance. 

It was a great time for the students and Legion members.  Sadly, there were questions still to be answered at the end of the hour.   Following the meeting, Mr. Greavu and Mr. Taylor were in agreement that the students were very interested in U.S. history and had thought of questions to ask prior to the visit. 

Thank you Principal Fountain, and the entire staff at James B. Edwards for the invitation to attend.  Parents should know that their children are in capable hands.  We have another group of great Americans on the way.      

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