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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.
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.
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.
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.
------- U.S. Air Force - U.S. Army - U.S. Coast Guard - U.S. Marine Corps - U.S. Navy ----------
Winning name and ticket # will be added to the website no later than Close of Business on the date of the drawing
WINNERS HAVE 60 DAYS FROM DATE OF DRAWING TO CLAIM THEIR PRIZE
|DATE OF DRAWING||NAME||TICKET #||Sold by Post #|
|April 3, 2018||Scott Harris||4007||Spartanburg P-28|
|April 10, 2018||Wilson Childers||19555||Inman P-45|
|April 17, 2018||Robbie Hayes||12476||Johnsonville P-144|
|April 24, 2018||David C. Sykes||16758||Cayce P-130|
|May 01, 2018||Joe Camera||14521||Little River P-186|
|May 8, 2018||Harold Hornblut||6221||Dillon P-22|
|May 15, 2018||David Ivester||17489||Saluda P-65|
|May 22, 2018||Wes Moore||16895||Chapin P-193|
|May 29, 2018||James Case||10787||Goose Creek P-166|
|June 5, 2018||Kevam Memel||14576|
|June 12, 2018||Teddy McCullough||8804||Seneca P-120|
|June 19, 2018||Linda Smiley||4910||Sold at Conv 2017|
|December 12, 2017||David Gaillard Lenoir||2279||Sumter P-15|
|December 19, 2017||Wayne Beasley||2221||Sumter P-15|
|December 26, 2017||Ezra Heathman Munn, Jr.||17275||Cowpens P-125|
|January 2, 2018||Joseph Saul||6777||Saluda P-65|
|January 8, 2018||William Webb||7931||Jackson P-97|
|January 16, 2018||Damon Mungo||4285||Lancaster P-31|
|January 23, 2018||Blaine J. Johnson||10628||Goose Creek P-166|
|January 30, 2018||Don Cothran||3947||Spartanburg P-28|
|February 6, 2018||James Slover||14759||Chapin P-193|
|February 13, 2018||Michael Flowers||6532||McColl/Red Bluff P-60|
|February 20, 2018||Glenn Gould||5973||Inman P-45|
|February 27, 2018||Tim Kopacz||16943||Cayce P-130|
|March 6, 2018||Shannon Neil Webber||18067||Boiling Springs P-200|
|March 13, 2018||Charles Kent Smith||5859||Inman P-45|
|March 20, 2018||Pierce Werner||19917||Chapin P-193|
|March 27, 2018||Danny McKittrick||4408||Lancaster P-31|