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‘Day of Service was a huge success!’

VFW Post 6449 celebrates and serves its community with creative activities

In Fairburn, Georgia, members of Post 6449 organized a host of activities to mark the inaugural VFW National Day of Service. From placing flags to cultural awareness sessions to clean-up efforts, the Post achieved a great deal celebrating this special occasion.

The day began at Holly Hills Memorial Park, where the Post partnered with the local 555th Parachute Infantry chapter (555PIA) and Creekside High School JROTC to place American flags on more than 700 veteran graves.

Afterward, volunteers returned to the Post where they were met by other community members for a scholarship presentation. 555PIA members awarded a $1,000 grant to a local high school senior and JROTC cadet for his outstanding achievements.  

The festivities continued. Members of the Fairburn Fire Department presented summer safety tips, while Feeding Georgia Families distributed food boxes and flowers. Attendees also learned about the South Fulton Cherokee Nation from members on hand.

Finally, the day included efforts to ‘spruce up’ the Post. Creekside High School JROTC cadets jumped into action, assisting with painting, mulching and more.

“Day of Service was a huge success!” said member George R. Fields.

The VFW is proud to recognize the great effort taken by members of VFW Post 6449 to make the most of the first-ever VFW National Day of Service.

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