Annual General Membership Meeting and Dinner
November 21, 2015
A 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War Commemorative Event
The Army JROTC unit from Jack Britt HS presented the colors. Casey Benander sang the National Anthem, and Father Jack Kelly delivered the invocation.
Special guests: MG (Ret) & Mrs. Sidney Shachnow (keynote speaker); Mr. Mac Healy (honoree); Mr. & Mrs. Steve LaHam (honoree); Mr. Drew Brooks, Military Editor of the Fayetteville Observer; and, Jeri Graham, President of the NCCOC.
New chapter members, first-time attendees included: Eli Ballard and wife Sara; Tad Davis, and COL Mike Musiol.
President Chavez added a MOAA 2015 Level of Excellence Award 5-Star Streamer to the Chapter Colors.
Honorary Membership was conferred upon two long-standing supporters of the Chapter, Mr. Mac Healy, President and CEO of Healy Wholesale, Inc., and Mr. Steve LaHam, President and CEO of Anfinsen Plastic Molding and Assembly, Inc.
President Chavez presented MG (Ret) Shachnow, with a chapter coin mounted on a coin lock as a token of our appreciation.
President Chavez thanked all the Vietnam veterans and surviving spouses for their service and sacrifices during the Vietnam War. Each of them was presented the Vietnam Veteran Lapel Pin as a lasting memento of the nation’s thanks.
Casey Benander sang "God Bless America", and Chaplain Tim Atkinson delivered the benediction.
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