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BELOW:  Highlights from the 12 DEC 2019 meeting of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1697.

BELOW:  Highlights from the 14 NOV 2019 meeting of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1697.

BELOW:  Highlights from the 10 OCT 2019 meeting of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1697.

Ooltewah (Tennessee) Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States Post 1697 founded on 13 OCT 1994 with 33 charter members.

BELOW:  Highlights from the 12 SEP 2019 meeting of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1697. 

BELOW:  Highlights from the 08 AUG 2019 meeting of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1697.

BELOW:  Highlights from the 11 JUL 2019 meeting of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1697.

 

 

27 JUN 2018: COMMANDER Lewis L. Szerecz, Ooltewah (Tennessee) Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1697, thanking COMMANDER Dennis E. Smith, Desmond T. Doss American Legion Post 257 of Collegedale, for his part and that of the Legionnaires in the 2019 Flag Day Patriotic Celebration at Walmart Supercenter #3835 in Collegedale, Tennessee (see https://www.vfw1697.org). Marc Baker photo.

Assistant Webmaster Marc Baker has more pics of Flag Day 2019 donated funds disbursement to Veterans Memorial Park of Collegedale on https://www.facebook.com/vfw1697/!

 

 

14 JUN 2019:  Crew from City of Collegedale Public Works (front row L-R) Randy Spencer, Jim Billers, Josh Cook, and Dwight Young; from Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1697 (back row L-R) Phil Garver, James Durichek, Dave Turner, Marc Baker, Tim Morgan, Greg Hocking, Chuck Whidden, and Robert Brewer who replaced all the flags in the Veterans Memorial Park of Collegedale on Flag Day!

 

 

BELOW:  Highlights from the 13 JUN 2019 meeting of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1697.

 

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BELOW:  Highlights from the 09 MAY 2019 meeting of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1697.

BELOW:  Highlights from the 11 APR 2019 meeting of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1697.

14 MAR 2019: Special event at Collegedale, Tennessee, Memorial Park, the first flying of the American Flag earlier that day on the newly installed flag pole.

BELOW:  Highlights from the 14 MAR 2019 meeting of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1697.

BELOW:  Highlights from the 14 FEB 2019 meeting of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1697.

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BELOW:  Highlights from the 10 JAN 2019 meeting of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1697.

10 JAN 2019: Josh Roe, Chattanooga WTVC News Channel 9, speaking to Members and Guests on Veterans and their stories in the Fuller Memorial Community Center of Collegedale, Tennessee, City Hall. (Supplied photo.)

BELOW:  Highlights from the 13 DEC 2018 meeting of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1697.

Virtuoso guitarist Wesley Crider was the featured guest on December 13, 2018, at the Christmas Program of Ooltewah (Tennessee) Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1697 in Collegedale, Tennessee, City Hall.

BELOW:  Highlights from the 08 NOV 2018 meeting of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1697.

BELOW:  Highlights from the 11 OCT 2018 meeting of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1697.

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BELOW:  Highlights from the 13 SEP 2018 meeting of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1697.

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BELOW:  Highlights from the 09 AUG 2018 meeting of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1697.

BELOW:  Highlights from the 12 JUL 2018 meeting of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1697.

BELOW:  Highlights from the 03 JUL 2018 Independence Day celebration in Veterans Memorial Park, Collegedale, Tennessee.

BELOW:  Highlights from the 14 JUN 2018 meeting of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1697.

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**Find COMRADE Vernon Herod's Service Story here: https://www.vfw1697.org/service-stories/

***https://www.vfw1697.org/about-us/executive-council/ Link to Executive Council of Ooltewah (Tennessee) Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States Post 1697.

BELOW:  Highlights from the 10 MAY 2018 meeting of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1697.

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BELOW:  Highlights from the 05 APR 2018 meeting of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1697.

BELOW:  Highlights from the 08 MAR 2018 meeting of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1697.

BELOW:  Highlights from the 08 FEB 2018 meeting of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1697.

BELOW:  Highlights from the 11 JAN 2018 meeting of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1697.

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BELOW:  Highlights from the 14 DEC 2017 meeting of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1697.

BELOW:  Highlights from the 09 NOV 2017 meeting of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1697.

BELOW:  Highlights from the 12 OCT 2017 meeting of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1697.

Ooltewah (Tennessee) VFW Post 1697 Veterans together with Hamilton County District 7 Commissioner SABRENA TURNER-SMEDLEY and MARK SMEDLEY on October 12, 2017, in Collegedale, Tennessee, City Hall.

BELOW:  Highlights from the 14 SEP 2017 meeting of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1697.

BELOW:  Highlights from the 10 AUG 2017 meeting of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1697.

BELOW:  Highlights from the 13 JUL 2017 meeting of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1697.

 

BELOW:  Highlights from the 08 JUN 2017 meeting of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1697.

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BELOW:  Highlights from the 11 MAY 2017 meeting of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1697.

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BELOW:  Highlights from the 13 APR 2017 meeting of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1697.

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BELOW:  Glimpses of the 07 APR 2017 annual State flag replacement effort at the Collegedale, Tennessee, Veterans Memorial Park.

07 APR 2017: View of the Collegedale, Tennessee, Veterans Memorial Park during the annual replacement of all fifty State flags. DONATIONS TO THE COLLEGEDALE VETERANS MEMORIAL PARK ARE APPRECIATED (STATE FLAGS AVERAGE $100 EACH); "OLD GLORY" IS $1,500!
07 APR 2017: Crew of Veterans assisting Collegedale Parks & Recreation replace all the State flags in the Collegedale, Tennessee, Veterans Memorial Park--top (L-R) Dave Turner, Owen Cook, Phil Garver; bottom (L-R) Chuck Whidden, Bob Brewer, Johnny Arp.

BELOW:  Highlights from the 09 MAR 2017 meeting of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1697.

*https://www.theghostsofthegreengrass.com/ Official Website of the Book and Author and Speaker J. L. "Bud" Alley.

BELOW:  Highlights from the 09 FEB 2017 meeting of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1697.

Ruth Anderson performing on Thursday, February 9, 2017, in Collegedale, TN.

BELOW: Highlights from the 15 JAN 2017 'Friends Local Author Series' in the Collegedale, Tennessee, Public Library.

Author’s autograph in 'The Ghosts of the Green Grass' by J. Lyles "Bud" Alley, © 2015.

Vietnam War veteran J. L. "Bud" Alley returned from the war with the Combat Infantryman's Badge, Silver Star, Bronze Star, Air Medal, Purple Heart, Presidential Unit Citation and other awards. His book, The Ghosts of the Green Grass, is an autobiographical narrative of the Second Battalion Seventh Cavalry on the bloodiest day of the Vietnam War, November 17, 1965. Bud and his wife are Signal Mountain residents and grandparents. He is an advocate for those who suffer from PTSD.  (From http://myemail.constantcontact.com/January-newsletter.html)

BELOW: Highlights from the 12 JAN 2017 meeting of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1697.