Ten patriots from MOPH Chapter 531, northeast Georgia were honored with “Quilts of Valor” from the Quilts of Valor Foundation, Athens / Oconee Chapter on September 25, 2019 at the Lyndon House Arts Center in Athens, Georgia. Patriot honorees (L-R) John Dowd, Don Harris, John Cranmer, L.T. Crawford, Mike Boyd, Tom Graham, Bowles Dean, Ed Fulghum, Jim Goff, and Jim Wood. The very patriotic and emotionally moving ceremony was conducted by QOVF Coordinator, Anne Flippen. The Clarke Central High School JROTC presented the quilts. Chilling bagpipe music was performed by Dan Wilson for this beautiful ceremony.
Commander Farris Johnson presenting a MOPH challenge coin to Pete Mecca. Pete was the invited speaker during the July meeting.
The University of Georgia Athletic Association is honored to provide Veterans, Purple Heart recipients, and a guest with tickets to attend our Military Appreciation game on November 9th vs. Missouri for your service to The United States of America. Purple Heart recipients have given a lot to represent our country, and the UGA Athletic Association would like to take a moment during the game to recognize the attending Purple Heart recipients on-field. The details of this recognition will be given at a later time once we know the kickoff time and other details. If you are able to make the game, please email John Dowd at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than August 15th with the following information: · Full name, rank, and chapter· Valid e-mail address· Current mailing address· Valid phone number· Number of tickets A…
This will be the last reminder to the membership to come out and support the fundraiser at Chops & Hops in Watkinsville, GA on July 25th which is this coming Thursday. The address is 2 Main Street. In Town Center. Lots of parking in the rear. The restaurant is donating 10% of their profits for the entire day to Military Order of the Purple Heart, Chapter 531 to support our efforts to support northeast Georgia veterans and their families. Chops & Hops is open 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM. Please pass this on to all your friends and neighbors. This is a very popular restaurant and the food is very, very good and the bar looks well stocked, however if…
MOPH Chapter 531, NE GA attended the very patriotic and heart felt Memorial Day Ceremonies on May 27, 2019 at the Oconee Veterans Park, Watkinsville. Guest speaker was the Honorable Jody Hice, Georgia’s 10th District. Pictures: * Patriots – John Hancock, Richard Olsen, Jim Wood, Brian West, John Dowd, Honorable Jodie Hice – Congressman Georgia 10th District, Farris Johnson, and Carl Lapalme.* Janice and John McGilvray * Athen’s Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution.* Memorial with wreaths in place.* Chapter 531, Commander, Farris Johnson presenting the Purple Heart wreath.
Cadet Gerardo Flores is the recipient of the Purple Heart JROTC Leadership Award at the Banks County High School award ceremonies on May, 20, 2019. The award was presented by MOPH Chapter 531, patriot, Brian West (L), Program Director SFC John Wagenknecht (R)
MOPH Chapter 531, NE GA, Patriots (L) John Cranmer, (R) Brian West pose for a picture with Homestead Hospice Volunteer Coordinator, (C) Kimberly Cornell at the Homestead Hospice volunteer recognition dinner April 11, 2019. John and Brian have been doing volunteer visitations with the military veteran members of Homestead Hospice for several years.
The 100th anniversary of the end of World War I was commemorated at the Oconee County Veterans’ Memorial in Watkinsville at 11:00 a.m., on Sunday, November 11, 2018. Sons of the American Revolution served as the color guard, a Scottish Bagpipe ensemble provided some of the patriotic music on a sunny, but chilly day. MOPH Chapter 531 Patriots Farris Johnson, John Dowd, Richard Olsen, and Brian West represented the chapter in the wreath laying ceremonies in memory of our fallen.
It is with great sadness that Chapter 531, MOPH notes the passing of CSM Robert Ham. Members of the Chapter served as honorary pall bearers at his funeral on 11 November.
MOPH Chapter 531, NE GA, members John McGilvray (red cover / white shirt) and Brian West (purple cover) , both U.S. Marines and wounded in 1968 in Vietnam were honored with a Quilt of Valor from the Quilt of Valor Foundation at very patriotic ceremonies at Lyndon House, Athens, GA, on August 15, 2018. A local ROTC unit did the presentation of the quilts. Anne Flippen, Athens/Oconee Co. Coordinator, conducted the ceremonies. The mission of the Quilts of Honor Foundation is to cover service members and veterans touched by war with comforting and healing Quilts of Valor.