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Veterans Day Parade on November 11th at 2 pm

Thank You to the following organizations that are providing floats:  
WWII - Rotary Club-morning 
Korea - Rotary Club - noon 
Vietnam -Rotary Club  
Vietnam- Tea Party Club 
Women Veterans - Zonta Club 
Gulf War & Global War on Terrorism - FBG First Responders 

Click here for Information and Schedule Flyer. 

Looking for World War I re-enactors for 2018 Veterans Day Parade 

In preparation for the World War I Centennial Commemoration Veterans Day Parade on Sunday, November 11, 2018 at 2:00 pm, we are looking for World War 1 re-enactors to participate in the parade and on the WWI Float.  If you or someone you know is a re-enactor, please share this email with your friends and family. 

Click here for information flyer.

All-Women Veterans Honor Flight on Friday and Saturday, October 19-20, 2018 for 30 Women Veterans who served during WWII, Korea, and/or Vietnam to our Nation's Capital to see the memorials built in their honor and to attend a ceremony at the Women's Memorial.  
Order of priority to fill the 30 seats: 
1. WWII women veterans from across the state; 
2. Korea and Vietnam Era Women Veterans from Bastrop, Bell, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Fayette, Gillespie, Gonzales, Hays, Lee, Llano, Milam, Travis, and Williamson Counties.  
The Applications for each ERA can be found at:  http://www.honorflightaustin.org/forms/.  After you complete the application, please drop it off at the Gillespie County Veterans Service Office and VSO Tami King will scan and submit it to the Coordinator.   

For more information, click here.

Volunteer needed:  

VSO Tami King is looking for a volunteer who can coordinate the local publicity for the event on Nov. 11, 2018 and also additional events prior to Nov. 11.   Click here for poster which outlines the events on November 11.   We also have a few events leading up to the parade:

  1. Friday Oct 26th - place 500 plus handmade poppies (Ambleside School students) in front of the County Courthouse to commemorate the over 500 Gillespie County WWI Veterans who served.  Pick up by Nov 18th.
  2. Saturday Oct 27th - place U. S. flags with poppy decoration on the over 400 WWI Veteran graves , and then pick them up by Nov 18th.
  3. Screening of "War Horse" with displays and short talk about the event/parade, on Sunday Nov 4th 5:30 pm at Fritztown Cinema-sponsor with Hill Country Film Society
  4. We would also like to do a promotion for all businesses and homes to honor a WWI Veteran by placing a photo of the Veteran in their business and home windows

Looking for someone who has experience in writing press releases and articles.  This volunteer would be responsible for:  All press releases, writing articles on WWI Veterans, preparing the submission for the Fall Visitors Guide ad for the newspaper, coordination with FBG Convention and Visitors Bureau for weekly newsletter submissions, radio spots, etc.    All submissions will be submitted through the VSO and graphics are done by another committee member.  Monthly committee meetings through September, and then more frequent meetings October/November.

So if anyone is interested please contact as soon as possible.   830-997-3758 or tking@gillespiecounty.org 

Oral History Department at Texas Tech University's Vietnam Center and Archive seeking Vietnam Veterans to participate in Oral History Project

Oral History Project Information (click here)

The Vietnam Center & Archive Information (click here)

Service Members, Veterans, and Families PEER to PEER Support Meets on 1st and 4th Tuesdays at 6:00 pm in Kerrville at the Hill Country Veterans Center: PEER to PEER Support Information (click here)

Opportunity to get your Health Care Directives and HIPPA forms on file with the VA Health system on 1st and 3rd Mondays at 10:00 a.m. in Kerrville VA Medical Center: Filing Information (click here)

Gillespie County Honor Guard meets on 2nd Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. at the National Guard Armory: Honor Guard Information (click here)

Gillespie County
Veterans Service Office
102 E San Antonio St
Suite B-2
Fredericksburg, Texas 78624

Telephone: (830) 997-3758
Fax: (830) 997-3245

Located: Annex 2 Bldg
(former clinic building)

Adult Volunteers Needed

The Fredericksburg High School Navy JROTC unit needs adult drivers to help the cadets put out and pickup flags on holidays.  If you can help even one holiday per year, please contact CAPT George T. Fadok, Senior Naval Science Instructor, via phone (830) 997-7551 or email georgef@fisd.org 

The dates flags are set out are:
- Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday, third Monday of January
- President's Day, third Monday of February
- Armed Forces Day & Peace Officer/EMS Recognition Day, third Saturday of May
- Memorial Day, last Monday of May
- Flag Day, 14th of June
- Independence Day, 4th of July
- Gillespie County Fair Day, fourth Friday of August
- 9-11 Remembrance Day, 11th of September
- POW-MIA Day and Constitution Day, third Friday of September
- Columbus Day, second Monday of October
- Election Day, first Tuesday of November every even year
- Veteran's Day, 11th of November
- Pearl Harbor Day, 7th of December 

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