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Support The Troops Rally 2015
Please bring your lawn chairs and Flags as we honor our troops. Sunday June 14th "Flag Day"
Gazebo in Beaver. 5:00 PM
Some of our Older activities from previous years are listed below.
In Her Brother's MemoryVVA 862 received a monetary donation from a local ice cream shop owner over the Memorial Day holiday in May 2001.
Riverfest Delights CrowdThe Beaver County Riverfest on August 21, 2001 featured a "Duck Race" from VVA 862.
Darlington Memorial DedicationThe residents of the Darlington area have dedicated a new memorial to servicemen and women.
The Moving Wall & The "Wall That Heals" - 2014The "Moving Wall" was brought in 2002 & 2008, a replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, on display in Beaver, PA in September 2002. Once again in September 2008 VVA Chapter 862 brought the "Moving Wall" back to Beaver County. We set it up in the exact same place in the Irvine Park in Beaver behind our Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Because of the demand, We were only allowed to have it on display for 4 days. Those were 4 very special days here in Beaver County. Once again, Several Vietnam Veterans and their families walked past the Moving Wall all hours of the day. You may not think we had visitors in the middle of the night, but we had many. Sunday night we were treated to a severe thunderstorm with the high winds. Several Trees had blown down. Power outages took place all over Beaver County including the town of Beaver. The "Moving Wall" never went with out lights on it. VVA members Donald Miller and Pastor Bill Henry pulled their vehicles up on the grass (put their headlights on) and kept their motors running all night long to keep lights on the "Moving Wall". "Yes" as you can see, We do have "Special Veterans" here in Beaver County, Pa.
The "Wall That Heals" was brought in September 24th thru 28th in 2014. We also had an assortment of Military Vehicles parked across the street. Again we had the Ten of Honor & Tent of Memory. 24 hour Security and Wall Guides to help with the finding of Names on the Wall for those coming thru. We also had members come and assist us from the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington DC.
This was probably one of the best displays we have ever had.
Thank You to all helped with the different committees. This was a complete success!
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