Wednesday, August 31, 2016


Patriot Day’s will be observed on Saturday, September 10, 2016, when the American Legion Post 143 will sponsor a 9/11 program at the Carroll County Veterans Memorial Park to honor our first responders.  The program will begin at 10:50 A.M. with music by the Carroll County Wind Ensemble and the opening remarks will start at 11 A.M.  It will be a program to pay tribute to our county’s “other uniformed Service Personnel,” complete with recognition and awards.  Bryant Hightower, who was on hand to help with the recovery and identification at the Twin Towers in New York, will speak.
The Carroll County police departments, sheriff’s department, county and city fire departments, EMTs, and the 911 call center will be recognized with appreciation.  Those who lost their lives in the line of duty from these groups will be honored and remembered.  Come and bring your neighbors – this needs to be one of the most attended events at the Park ever.  These are the people who keep us safe every day during our regular activities.

(Summary from LinkedIn for Bryant Hightower) I am part of a funeral service family that goes back three generations. I have had the honor of serving the state of Georgia in many ways, including terms as president of the Georgia Funeral Directors Association and the Academy of Graduate Embalmers of Georgia, as a deputy coroner for Haralson County, and as a member of the Georgia State Board of Funeral Service.

On a national level, I have served on many National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) Committees; currently, I serve as an at-large representative (2015-17) to the NFDA Board of Directors. My national service also includes serving as chair of the NFDA Advocacy Committee, representing Georgia on the NFDA Policy Board and serving as an at-large representative to the Board of Directors from 2007 to 2009.

My wife, Cathy, and I have three daughters.

Friday, August 26, 2016


"As a part of the Purple Heart Ride fundraiser, we had hoped to have a Purple Heart Flag flying at CCVMP.  Turned out that that flag is not all that easy to obtain and we have just gotten it installed.  Our friends in McDaniel Curtis SCV Camp built and installed the two new flag poles adjacent to our POW/MIA monument.  This is a great addition to the park!  The flags are very visible from Newnan Road and from the front entrance they call attention to the POW/MIA monument.

Don (Levans)"

Monday, August 15, 2016


Thank you Carroll EMC Round-Up Members.  Your contributions each month help us honor all veterans and keeps our Park looking great!  Pictured with Don Levans is EMC Round-Up coordinator Sherrie Mobley at the presentation ceremony.

Hey CCVMP Workers

Attached is a picture of CCVMP receiving a wonderful check from Carroll EMC RoundUP program in the amount of $2,600.  It could not have come at a better time.  We are NOT out of money but it is true that our reserves ARE at an uncomfortable low.

By the way, if you use EMC for your power source please make sure that you are participating the RoundUP program --- Those penne's handed out about $125,000 to non-profits in West GA last Thursday afternoon.


Friday, August 12, 2016


Since our Abraham Baldwin Chapter is a Commemorative Partner with the Vietnam War Commemoration for the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War and our chapter is a member of the CCVMP, I visited the Carroll County Veterans Memorial Park and made pictures of the Park to share with every one - Park entrance, Killed-in-Action Wall, MIA/POW Wall.  I especially wanted to recognize the KIA from the Vietnam War from Carroll County – listed on our polished black granite Wall of Honor. 
During the Vietnam War years there was a great deal of unrest in our country.  We listened to the reports of battles occurring, our young soldiers dying, people demonstrating against it, and many young men avoiding the draft by going to Canada.  The men and women who served our country were oftentimes treated poorly.  They saw friends give their lives for this nation, and it was sometimes not fully appreciated.  Some of these veterans have not forgotten that treatment and it has affected their lives in many ways.  Participating in the Vietnam Commemoration gives us a chance to help heal these emotional wounds and thank them for their service.  We want to give these brave men and women the respect and honor they deserve.  We want them to know that we are a part of this grateful nations who appreciates them!
The Carroll County Veterans Memorial Park is located at 1050 Newnan Road, Carrollton, GA and it is open 24/7 – there are benches throughout the park for visitors to sit and remember their loved ones. 

Wednesday, August 10, 2016


Above (Attached) is a "picture of the picture" in the Times-Georgian this morning of
the riders gathered at CCVMP on last Sunday morning ---- Those who participated
had a great experience --- Margret and her team did a good job in planning
and administering the event ---- Even fed them a super meal at the
end of the ride at the Tallapoosa Memorial Park ---- Many said they hoped we
would "do it again" ----

Chuck Mulvey (of SCV Camp 165) has constructed two new
flag poles, now we just need to "plant them" beside the POW/MIA memorial
and CCVMP will have a permanent Purple Heart "fixture" -- Plus an improved
POW/MIA memorial.   Does anyone have a post hole digger and a little time?

FINALLY ---- Charles received yesterday the FINAL proof for the stencil for Wall 25
AND Sammy is "chomping at the bit" to get the sandblasting done.   The Revolution
Presence will also be in the "blasting".