Monday, May 20, 2019

SPECIAL NOTICE FROM CARROLL COUNTY VETERANS MEMORIAL PARK PRESIDENT

Since our Memorial Day Event at the Park will be held prior to the May meeting and the scheduled meeting date is Memorial Day, I have cancelled our May Meeting.

 The Event Committee will be receiving a separate E mail as a final Coordination of responsibilities for our May 25 Event at the Park.

 I encourage all of you to attend our Memorial Day Event at 11:00 a.m. at the Veterans Park on Saturday, May 25th, 2019. This Event will close out our Commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of World War One and celebrate the founding of the American Legion Post Number 1 in Paris, France, following the end of World War One,  and American Legion Post Number  143 in Carrollton.

 Barry Gardner

Monday, May 6, 2019

MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR PROGRAMS


100th 
Anniversary of the American Legion
------ WE WILL BE CELEBRATING OUR CENTENNIAL ON SATURDAY MAY 25 --- MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND --- WITH TWO HUGE EVENTS THAT WE VERY DEARLY WANT ALL Y’ALL TO ATTEND
At 10:30 Terry Lowry and the Carroll County Symphony will begin playing patriotic music for our Memorial Day service – at our wonderful Carroll County Veterans Memorial Park -------------------- At 11:00 formal program begins – The pledge to our flag – The National Anthem by the soloist who sang it at the National Convention – a speech by the Past National Commander of the Legion ------ Military honors by the Post 143 Color Guard and Honor Guard ---- And we top it all off with Mimi Gentry’s spine tingling rendition of God Bless America
THEN AT 6:00 THE EVENING OF MAY 25 WE HAVE RESERVED THE AMP FOR A FREE CONCERT BY THE BAND OF GOLD PLAYING --- OUR TUNES FROM THE 40’S  50’S 60’S AND 70’S
  DO NOT MISS THESE EVENTS ---- MARK YOUR CALENDAR
AND IF YOU ARE A VETERAN --- STOP BY OUR TABLE AND PICK UP A BROCHURE ABOUT GOOD OLE POST 143

It is the OLDEST  AND THE LARGEST of all the Military Service Organizations AND Veterans from ALL branches of service are welcome --- Who have served at least ONE DAY anywhere in the world ----during a  time of declared war.
The Legion was founded on March 15, 1919 -----100 years ago --- BY SOLDIERS --- IN PARIS FRANCE --- BEFORE they left to return home ---- And at the very outset they created FOUR PILLARS THAT WOULD PROVIDE THE GUIDANCE FOR THE ORGANIZATION --- and to this day are the reason for the success and current viability of the organization.
VETERANS AFFAIRS – Access to VA care – The GI Bill – Employment – Career Opportunities – Volunteering –
Funeral Honors
NATIONAL SECURITY --- Strong National Defense --- Homeland Security – Foreign Relations
AMERICANISM (Patriotism) --- Flag Protection –Voter Registration ---- The Pledge of Allegiance – Illegal Immigration 
CHILDREN AND YOUTH ---- Family Integrity – Drug Abuse –Child Pornography and Sexual Exploitation     
AMERICAN LEGION POST 143 was chartered – by 30 WWI Veterans 84 years ago on March 19, 1935 --
THESE ARE OUR REASONS FOR BEING!

Friday, April 19, 2019

CARROLL COUNTY VETERANS MEMORIAL PARK MONTHLY MEETING FOR APRIL - APRIL 22, 2019


The CCVMP meeting will be at 6:00 p.m. in the Legion Meeting Room at the C.C. Veterans Building on Monday April 22, 2019.  The EVENTS Committee will meet in the Legion Room at 5:30 p.m.

Don Levans will update everyone on the Memorial Day program commemorating the formation of the American Legion and the opening of the post Number One in Paris France.  This event will round out the Parks commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of WW 1.

We will also review the CCVMP Float planning for the Peoples Parade on July 4th and other events surrounding the Anniversary of Post 143.

President Barry Gardner plans on discussing the process and procedure for ensuring that the data on the Plaques and bricks is accurate.  This is our main mission and is where we maintain our credibility with the community.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

CCVMP MARCH MEETING 2019

The Carroll County Veterans Memorial Park (CCVMP) Association will meet at 6:00 PM in the Meeting Room at the Carroll County Veterans Building.on Monday March 25 2019. The EVENTS Committee will meet in the meeting Room at 5:30 pm.

 I have attached the meeting agenda.(Below)

There are still a few open positions on  the Officers and Chair listing for 2019.  Please let me know where you would like to serve the Association.


 We will receive an update from Don Levans on our Memorial Day program commemorating the formation of the American Legion and the opening of Post Number one in Paris France. This event will round out the Parks commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of World War One.
 
We will also review the CCVMP Float planning for the Peoples Parade on July  4th and other events surrounding the Anniversary of Post 143.

  See you all on Monday March 25  2019 at 6:00 pm in the Veterans Building.

  Barry


Carroll County Veterans Memorial Park
http://www.ccvmp.org/
Association Meeting
 Monday March 25 2019


Welcome  ----Pledge to the Flag---  Barry Gardner

Prayer

Meeting called to order -  Barry Gardner

Minutes -  Joe Harrod

Treasurer -  Rebecca Smith

Membership 
           
Presidents Report - Committee assignments 2019   Many openings.                                
                                
Brief Reports from Committee Chairs ----

Credentials -  Charles Griffin

Events   Barry Gardner ----
                         Don Levans                  Update of 2019 Memorial Day Event
                         John Bassett                 Float Planning

Public Relations -  Dale Robinson -----

Web Coordinator -  Don Castamore
                       
Grounds - Ron Reinhold

Veteran Organizations -  Chuck Feaselman

CCVMP Blog by Violette Denney-  http://www.ccvmp.org/-- click on News/blog

Other Business  
           

Good of the Association   ---------    

Dismiss

Monday, January 28, 2019

DON LEVANS RECEIVES AN APPRECIATION PLAQUE FOR SERVING AS PRESIDENT OF THE CARROLL COUNTY VETERANS MEMORIAL PARK



Wednesday, January 23, 2019

CCVMP JANUARY 2019 MEETING AGENDA AND MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT BARRY GARDNER.


Please look over the Officers and Chair listing. (Will post here after it is completed.)  If your name is in a position, I ask that you please continue to serve. Notice that there are a few open positions. We have the best Veterans Park in west Georgia and one of the best Parks in the State because of the dedicated members of this Association. The Association runs successfully because of this dedication and the leadership of the Officers and Committee Chairs.
Look at the vacancies and please let me know where you would like to serve the Association.

We will round out our 100th Anniversary of World Was One observation with a Memorial Day program commemorating the formation of the American Legion and the opening of Post Number one in Paris France. Don Levans will update us on the planning thus far and what is upcoming.

I am looking forward to another successful year.

See you all on Monday January 28 2019 at 6:00 pm in the Veterans Building.

Barry (Gardner)

Carroll County Veterans Memorial Park
www.ccvmp.org
Association Meeting
 Monday January 28 2019


Welcome - Pledge to the Flag: Barry Gardner

Prayer: Chaplain Boswell

Meeting called to order: Barry Gardner

Minutes: Joe Harrod

Treasurer:   Rebecca Smith
Membership: Gail Liggett --- pay dues for 2019
           
Presidents Report 
        Committee assignments 2019
        
Brief Reports from Committee Chairs:

Credentials: Charles Griffin

Events: Barry Gardner ----
Preview of 2019 Memorial Day
Public Relations: Dale Robinson -----

Web Coordinator: Don Castamore
                       
Grounds: Ron Reinhold

Veteran Organizations: Chuck Feaselman

CCVMP Blog --- www.ccvmp.org -  click on News/Blog

Other Business:

Good of the Association:

Dismiss



Monday, January 7, 2019

WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA POSTED IN THE CARROLL COUNTY VETERANS MEMORIAL PARK STILL LOOK GREAT - JANUARY 6, 2019




I visited the Carroll County Veterans Memorial Park today and was amazed to see the "Wreaths Across America" wreaths looking so nice and fresh, especially after all the rain we have had since December 15, 2018. Our Veterans and troops are honored at the Park every day and the Park is open 24/7 for visitors. The "Wreaths across American" is a great way to honor our veterans who gave the ultimate sacrifice - thousands of wreaths were placed on veterans' graves all across our nation. (Violette)