Comments for The Veteran's Coalition http://future4vets.org “Remembering Our Past, Saluting Our Present, and Inspiring Our Future.” Fri, 08 May 2009 16:55:32 +0000 http://wordpress.org/?v=2.5.1 Comment on Rising Sun by P.G. Gentrup http://future4vets.org/2008/06/16/rising-sun/#comment-2 P.G. Gentrup Tue, 24 Jun 2008 02:52:44 +0000 http://future4vets.org/?p=16#comment-2 I was honored to be a part of the Veterans Tribute Tower dedication in Rising Sun, Indiana and was just thrilled at the large crowd that turned out for it. We enjoyed having Harry Walters and Dave Sevier in Rising Sun along with Selective Service Director, Bill Chatfield. I think they got to see small town America at its best. The bell tower really looks great on our beautiful riverfront and has put Rising Sun on the map. Sgt. Sammy Davis, Medal of Honor recipient, was the icing on the cake for the dedication. They were able to watch Sammy in action as he talked to the students and witness how much they enjoyed his talk and stories. On Wednesday, June 25, 2008 Rising Sun will again be in the news. We're taking 32 World War II Vets to Washington to see their memorial. We'll arrive at the WWII Memorial at 1:30 P.M. and they will have two hours to see it and visit with the people. This is the Honor Flight Tri-State program from Cincinnati but the veterans and guardians are all from Southeastern Indiana. Then we're taking them to Arlington where 4 of them will be a part of the presentation of the wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. It should be quite a trip. Next month we'll be bringing the AVTT Vietnam Veterans Wall to Rising Sun from July 10-13 and we expect a big turnout for that. Rising Sun may be small but it sure cares about OUR VETERANS !! I hope Harry, Dave and Bill enjoyed their stay in Rising Sun and we'd enjoy having them come visit again. P.G. Gentrup Rising Sun, Indiana I was honored to be a part of the Veterans Tribute Tower dedication in Rising Sun, Indiana and was just thrilled at the large crowd that turned out for it. We enjoyed having Harry Walters and Dave Sevier in Rising Sun along with Selective Service Director, Bill Chatfield. I think they got to see small town America at its best. The bell tower really looks great on our beautiful riverfront and has put Rising Sun on the map.
Sgt. Sammy Davis, Medal of Honor recipient, was the icing on the cake for the dedication. They were able to watch Sammy in action as he talked to the students and witness how much they enjoyed his talk
and stories.
On Wednesday, June 25, 2008 Rising Sun will again be in the news. We’re taking 32 World War II Vets to Washington to see their memorial. We’ll arrive at the WWII Memorial at 1:30 P.M. and they will have two hours to see it and visit with the people. This is the Honor Flight Tri-State program from Cincinnati but the veterans and guardians are all from Southeastern Indiana. Then we’re taking them to Arlington where 4 of them will be a part of the presentation of the wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. It should be quite a trip.
Next month we’ll be bringing the AVTT Vietnam Veterans
Wall to Rising Sun from July 10-13 and we expect a big turnout for that. Rising Sun may be small but it sure cares about OUR VETERANS !! I hope Harry, Dave and Bill enjoyed their stay in Rising Sun and we’d enjoy having them come visit again.
P.G. Gentrup
Rising Sun, Indiana

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