On January 31st, at 10:00am, the dedication ceremony will begin following the installation of "In Defense Of Freedom," a memorial to the 14 Fallen SF Defenders since 09/11. As we make the final preparations, I find myself reflecting on the recent installation of the Fallen Heroes Memorial at the Walton County Veterans Park in December. (click here to see the You Tube video)
It seems like only yesterday we said goodbye, it seems like a lifetime since he's been gone.
The day was overcast and occasionally a little misty - just the way LT(Joe, Joseph) liked it. Tony Price headed up the ceremony, the AFJROTC GA 956 provided the Color Guard, Joanne Nucci did an amazing rendition of the National Anthem, and the Monroe High School Band honored all branches of service with the Armed Forces Medley. The opening prayer was led by Reverend Dane Wagner. Speakers Kevin Little, Jody Hice, US 10th District Representative, and Bruce Williamson, GA 115 District Representative, and (BG)(Ret) Steven E. Blanton, US Army, all spoke eloquently and from the heart.
June 1, 2016
June not only marks the passing of another month, but also the passing of another successful Flat Joe 5k for the Lt. Helton Memorial Foundation, which raised another 5k to put towards the statue's pedestal and installation when the Veterans Memorial Park is finished.
FLAT JOE 5K & 1 MILE FUN RUN!
SPONSORS SO FAR FOR 2016:
Lt. Helton's oldest sister, Jeanne Rhea McManus has accepted "David's Challenge" for November/Giving Tuesday.
Our Golf Outing Fundraiser is just around the corner:
Don't Be A Weaksauce!
September 11, 2015 at Monroe Golf & Country Club
Registration/Lunch at 11:30
Shotgun start 12:30
Putting contest, Longest Drive, Closest to the Pin.
1st, 2nd, 3rd place teams.
A few hole sponsorships are still left! Call now so Alcovy signs will have the time to make your sign (Jiffy Sarver 770-722-1878)!
Lunch sponsored by:
Don’t be a Weaksauce
$25.00 Cart sponsorships
$150.00 Hole sponsorships
$100.00 per player
$400.00 per team