2018 WINDER CHRISTMAS PARADE
The National Park Service and the United States Navy will host the National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day 77th Anniversary Commemoration Ceremony to honor and remember the 2,390 American casualties lost during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and the island of Oahu on December 7, 1941.
The ceremony will begin at 7:50 a.m. and take place on the Ceremonial Lawn at Pearl Harbor Visitor Center. Pearl Harbor survivors, WWII veterans, family members, and local dignitaries will be in attendance. Admiral Philip S. Davidson, Commander, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, will deliver the keynote.
A moment of silence will be observed at 7:55 a.m., the exact moment the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor began. A ship will render pass-in-review honors to the USS Arizona and all Pearl Harbor Survivors. A missing man flyover conducted by the 199th Fighter Squadron, Hawai’i Air National Guard and the 19thFighter Squadron, U.S. Air Force will follow.
Highlights of the ceremony will also include music by the U.S. Navy’s Pacific Fleet Band, a Hawaiian blessing, wreath presentations, a rifle salute by the U.S. Marine Corps, a vintage aircraft flyover, and Echo Taps in recognition of the men and women who survived the attack and those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country on December 7, 1941.
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AMVETS NATIONAL CONVENTION IN ORLANDO, FLORIDA
HONOR GUARD WAS PROUD TO PERFORM AT THE FUNERAL OF A VIETNAM VETERAN PURPLE HEART RECIPIENT
Judson Christopher of Winder, GA entered into rest on June 1st, 2018 at the age of 70.
visitation will be held on Monday, June 4th from 12-2 PM with the service to follow at 2 PM at Smith’s
Funeral Home Chapel in Winder, GA.
Jud was born in Watkinsville, GA to the late Inus and Evie Mae Christopher. He served his country in
the Vietnam War from 1966-1968 and was awarded a Purple Heart for his sacrifice and service. He is survived
by his beloved wife, Sherry Christopher, a daughter and son-in-law, Courtney and Derek Cook and two
grandchildren Chloe Mae and Cade Michael all of Woodstock, GA. Sisters include the late Eva Carson of
Watkinsville, Frances Jackson and Dallas White both of Athens, GA and a brother Jesse Christopher of
AMVETS SEC GEORGIA STATE CONVENTION
Friday - 1 June 2018
1700 to 1900 - Registration in Main Hallway
1900 - Pre-Convention SEC Meeting
2000 - Committee Meetings - location to be announced
Saturday - 2 June 2018
0800 - Committee Meetings - Called by Chairperson
0800 to 1000 - Registration in Main Hallway
0900 - Joint Opening Session -
First Business Session
Announcement of Officers
1200 Noon - Open
1900 - Banquet & Presentation of Awards
Sunday - 3 Jun3 2018
0800 to Election - Registration in Main Hallway
0900 - Joint Memorial Service
Second Business Session
Election of Officers
Post Convention SEC
MAY 19, 2018 IS ARMED FORCES DAY
On August 31, 1949, Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson announced the creation of an Armed Forces Day to replace separate Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force Days. The single-day celebration stemmed from the unification of the Armed Forces under the Department of Defense.
2018 Jefferson High School Air Force JROTC Spring Awards Ceremony
Cadet Emily Hunt - Amvets award presented by Cpt. John Sliman, Honor Guard Commander
Cadet Ethan Rhea - Amvets award presented by Cpt. John Sliman, Honor Guard Commander
13TH ANNUAL RIDE TO SURVIVE
2ND ANNUAL RON (POP'S) BEACHMAN VETERANS MEMORIAL RIDE
AMVETS NATIONAL RIDE FOR VETERANS COVERING WASH, VA, AND MD, OVER 200 MILES
AMVETS Post 12 Honor Guard performed a memorial service Wed, Mar 7th for PFC Patrick Emerson, age 78, US Army, POW, Vietnam War Veteran. PFC Emerson is laid to rest at Georgia National Cemetery.
AMVETS SPONSORED THE BARROW COUNTY FEED THE HUNGRY FOR JAN. 25TH AND THIRTEEN AMVETS MEMBERS ALSO HELPED DISTRIBUTE THE FOOD.
FEB 3 Bingo for a cause Saturday Feb 3rd 6:30am-9:30am
Bingo cards $20 - 7 sheets/games each This will be the kickoff for every other Saturday!
CHRISTMAS PARTY 2017 SETTING UP THE CLUBHOUSE
YARGO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL WINDER GA. VETERANS DAY EVENT
Over 2000 can goods and food box items were collected this year for Veterans in Need.
THANK YOU YARGO SCHOOL.
MARINE CORPS 242ND ANNIVERSARY CAKE CUTTING AND DINNER NOV 10TH
President Donald J. Trump Proclaims November 2017 as National Veterans and Military Families Month
NATIONAL VETERANS AND MILITARY FAMILIES MONTH, 2017
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BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
During National Veterans and Military Families Month, we honor the significant contributions made by American service members, their families, and their loved ones. We set aside this month surrounding Veterans Day to hold observances around the country to honor and thank those whose service and sacrifice represent the very best of America. We renew our Nation's commitment to support veterans and military families. They deserve it.
Our veterans are our heroes. Our Armed Forces have preserved the security and freedom that allow us to flourish as a Nation. They have braved bitter winters, treacherous jungles, barren deserts, and stormy waters to defend our Nation. They have left their families to face danger and uncertainty, and they have endured the wounds of war, all to protect our Nation's interests and ideals established during the Founding.
Our military families endure many hardships along with those who defend our Nation. They are separated from their loved ones for months on end and frequently relocated across the country and around the world. They often live far from their extended families, and they know what it is like to celebrate holidays and milestones with an empty seat at the table. Many military spouses face the task of making ends meet while their loved ones are away and of securing new employment with each change in duty station. Children of service members often grow up living a nomadic life -- periodically calling a new place "home" and adjusting to different schools, trying out for new sports teams, and making new friends. In these lives of frequent change and transition, however, our incredible military families not only survive, they thrive.
It is our patriotic duty to honor veterans and military families. As part of our efforts to answer President Lincoln's charge to care for those who have "borne the battle," I have asked the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to lead the Nation in a month of observances across the country to honor our veterans.
As veterans and military families attend these events, they will see the reforms and improvements that we have made at the VA. Over the last 9 months, we have made important changes that enable better service for our veterans. We have increased accountability and enhanced protections for whistleblowers. We have improved transparency, customer service, and continuity of care. We are working every day to ensure a future of high quality care and timely access to the benefits veterans have earned through their devoted service to a grateful Nation.
This month, in which Americans traditionally pause to give thanks for our blessings, it is fitting that we come together to honor with gratitude our extraordinary veterans and military families and their service to our country. May God continue to bless our Armed Forces and those families that love and support them.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim November 2017 as National Veterans and Military Families Month. I encourage all communities, all sectors of society, and all Americans to acknowledge and honor the service, sacrifices, and contributions of veterans and military families for what they have done and for what they do every day to support our great Nation.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this
first day of November, in the year of our Lord two thousand seventeen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-second.
DONALD J. TRUMP
Petit LeMans 20th Anniversary, Road Atlanta, Oct 4 - 7.
Amvets Post 12 Members receiving the Vietnam Certificate of Honor- Bill Todd, Robert Devere, Dave Mueller, Larry Miller. Jim Price
Honor Guard receives donation from Smith Memory Chapel, 755 Atlanta Hwy SE, Winder, GA
CPT. John Sliman, Be-Bomb Smith, SFC Steve Pierce
AMVETS DEPARTMENT OF GEORGIA 71ST STATE CONVENTION & 66TH AUXILIARY CONVENTION, JUNE 2,3,4, 2017
NATIONAL AMERICANISM CONTEST WINNERS FOR POST 12, 1ST GRADE AND 2ND GRADE, YARGO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, WINDER, GA.
CONTEST WINNERS FOR POST 12, KINDERGARTEN, 3RD GRADE AND 5TH GRADE, SPOUT SPRINGS SCHOOL OF ENRICHMENT
RON ( POP'S ) BEACHAM VETERANS MEMORIAL RIDE
2017 Officers swearing in for Post 12
March 7 – 11, 2017
AMVETS Silver Helmet Awards Gala
March 10, 2017
73rd National Convention
August 5 – 13, 2017
Feed the Hungry, Holly Hill, Winder, Ga. Feb.
Amvet of the Year 2016 awarded to John Sliman by Post Commander Ron Dillon.
Jan. 21 & Jan 22, 2017, Warner Robins, GA
ATHENS ON ICE, NEW YEARS DAY, JAN. 1, 2017
On December 18, 2016, Taylor Davis, her brother and a very close friend were involved in a terrible vehicle accident. Taylor's brother Christian and close friend Max, walked away with minor injuries. However, Taylor suffered a head injury and is currently in the ICU in Gainesville, Georgia. Taylor was placed in a medically induced coma to assist with the brain swelling and to stop the seizures. As of December 19th, Taylor has regained limited conciousness and use of her arms. The swelling on her brain has significantly gone down and by the grace of God, she did not break any bones. She still has a VERY long road to recovery.
For anyone that does not know Taylor, she is a senior at Winder-Barrow High School. Taylor is very active in the JROTC program and is a very involved in serving our community. She is a God-loving, caring, and intelligent young-lady. Taylor is incredibly close with her parents and 5 younger brothers and sisters. She has a heart of gold and is loved by so many of her peers, friends and family.
We are asking for donations to assist with medical bills and what ever else the family may need. Taylor will need continuous care and therapy while she recovers. Our fund raising efforts will be continuous in order to ensure that her needs are met.
Post 12 Celebrates Marine Corp anniversary 241 Years.
Veterans Day at Yargo School, WInder, Ga.
AMVETS POST 12 MEMBERS PARTICIPATED IN THIS EVENT FOR KIDS
MILITARY AND VETERAN DISCOUNTS LOCAL WINDER, GA AND NATIONAL
IN MEMORY OF RON BEACHMAN ( POPS )
POW-MIA HONOR CEREMONY-STATE CONVENTION
AMVETS DEPARTMENT OF GEORGIA STATE CONVENTION, JUNE 3-5, 2016
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|9-Food Drive |
River Falls Church
ARMY 237 YEARS
16- RIDERS MTG
1900 , THURSDAY
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18- RIDERS MTG
1900 , THURSDAY
NEW POST OFFICERS 2016 - 2017
COMMANDER- RON DILLON, 1ST VICE COMMANDER- MIKE BUSH, 2ND VICE COMMANDER-LARRY MILLER, JUDGE ADVOCATE- STEVE PIERCE, FINANCE OFFICER- JERRY HAWKINS, PROVOST MARSHALL- BOB HEISS, CHAPLAIN - RON BEACHMEN, ADJUTANT - JOHN SLIMAN, SERVICE OFFICER - KEITH CAVEGN, PUBLIC RELATIONS -RUSS STEPHENS.
PARADE VIDEO THE WINDER 2015 CHRISTMAS PARADE- POST 12 WAS BEST NON-FLOAT ENTRY
Post 12 Commander and National Commander, Jim Pidgeon in D.C. at the Fall National Executive Committee Meeting
We would like to thank AmVets Post 12 of Winder for their genourous donation of $500.00 to our annual Christmas with a Cop program. Their donation will providelocal children the opportunity to have a wonderful Christmas. We cannot thank them enough for the support of our community throughout the year. Pictured from the AmVets are Mike Bush, John and Sheila Sliman, Larry Miller, and Robert Devere. The Sheriff's Office is represented by Sgt. Jennifer Howell, Sgt. Faye Spaulding, Sgt. Tim Laturell, and Sheriff Smith
Amvets Table at the Veterans Event
Party for Pops Beachman at his barber shop in Winder.
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