National Purple Heart Day Atlanta 2018 (7 August 2018)
(L to R) 465 Adjutant James Gordon, 576 Sr Vice Cmdr Leo Buehler, Stone Mountain Mayor Patricia Wheeler, 465 Cmdr Bill Jones and 465 Patriot Al Lippardt
Stone Mountain Purple Heart City proclamation (1 May 2018)
City Hall Illuminated for Purple Heart Day (7 August 2017)
Cadet Jaylon Long Receives JROTC Leadership Award (30 April 2018)
Commander William Jones, of (MOPH) Atlanta Chapter #465, declared satisfaction and delight at the turnout for this first-ever event and start of an annual occurrence. The tournament was in honor of the late State Department of Veterans Services Commissioner Pete Wheeler, who served in that capacity for 66 years.
Pete's daughter and son-in law, Frances and Mark Jones as well as two of his grandsons were in attendance along with current Commissioner Mike Roby. State Representative (District #87) Earnest "Coach” Williams also supported the event and played on a team. Commander Jones commented that in addition to local golfers, players traveled from Chattanooga, TN to be a part of this beginning. He expressed his profound gratitude to all sponsors and participants and predicts even greater success for next year.
Proceeds from this year's event will enable continued assistance to needy veterans and support of local ‘first responders‘. Commander Jones looks forward to everyone returning next year to further enable Chapter #465 to serve the community.
See the link below for pictures of the tournament.
Chapter 465 Adjutant James Gordon presenting JROTC Leadership Award To Cadet Jaylon Long at Redan HS.
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