VFW Post 7016 recognized by state Senate

Published 8:31pm Wednesday, March 27, 2013

The Atmore Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7016 was recently recognized by the Alabama Senate for receiving the most awards in its district.

A resolution drafted by Sen. Marc Keahey stated that the post garnered awards for maintaining 100 percent membership, the sponsorship of local high schools in The Voice of Democracy essay contest, sponsorships of local middle schools in the Patriot’s Pen essay contest, sponsorship of the Teacher of the Year awards, promotion of Buddy Poppy drives with donations going to local veterans, National Military Service participation to Alabama Veterans Service with Pride and officer participation in the school of instruction at both the district and state level. The post’s commander, Billy Gates, was also named commander of the month for three consecutive months.

“No words could ever do justice to our immense gratitude for the contributions of those who have served in foreign wars, but it is appropriate to commemorate these important chapters in America’s history and the integral part played by Alabamians in the United States Armed Forces, whose selfless dedication, rigorously trained competence and indomitable spirit are essential to the survival of democracy and continue to lift our hearts with pride,” the resolution stated. And whereas the remarkable members of Atmore’s post 7016 have given so much of themselves to our country while serving in wars in the defense of freedom and democracy and continue to selflessly give to the community; they have made a positive impact on the world and their magnanimous efforts reflect honor upon themselves and the entire state of Alabama.”

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