Veterans, friends and family members gathered at VFW Post 7447 in Rehoboth May 31 to remember U.S. service members who gave their lives fighting for their country.
VFW Post 7447 Quartermaster Bob McGinnis welcomed attendees to the event, saying Memorial Day should not be about sorrow; rather, the day should be about honor, patriotism and pride.
“We join here today with other Americans across the country to honor the sacrifices of those who laid down their lives for our freedom,” McGinnis said. “Today on Memorial Day, we come together to remember their names and their service, so their sacrifices will not be forgotten.”
VFW Post 7447/American Legion Post 5 Life Member Buddy Clark spoke about the Warrior Weekend Program, which gives injured active-duty soldiers and their families an expense-free weekend of relaxation and fun. Donations are accepted at warriorweekend.net.
In a special presentation, VFW National Auxiliary Member At-Large Kathy Hahn recognized Dorothy McCormick of Millsboro with the $1,000 Post Continuing Education Scholarship for her service to the community, veteran awareness and solid work ethic.
Dorothy, who said her great uncle lost his life during the Vietnam War, will attend Wilmington University as a psychology major.
McGinnis said both the VFW and American Legion are welcoming new members. For more information about VFW Post 7447, call 302-227-3469 or go to rehobothvfw.org. To learn about American Legion Post 5, call 302-227-8999 or go to legion.org.