Raising the American flag

Published 8:12 am Thursday, July 25, 2019

The Piedmont Area Veteran Council (PAVC) held a dedication ceremony on Sunday, July 21, for its newly installed flagpole at its building on Longwood Avenue.

The pole and flag were donated by the WoodmenLife Amelia Chapter 355 and Wylliesburg Chapter 179.

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“I want you to remember Woodmen stands behind every veteran. Past, present and going forward,” said WoodmenLife Financial Representative Robert Clowdis during Sunday’s dedication. “We want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for everything you have done. Fly this flag proud, and anytime you need a flag, we are a phone call away.”

The PAVC is a Community Veteran Engagement Board (not a Veteran Service Organization) that serves to assist active duty service members, veterans and their dependents/caregivers who reside in the Counties of Amelia, Buckingham, Charlotte, Cumberland, Lunenburg, Nottoway and Prince Edward. “We serve as a community partner by connecting veterans to services and resources they made need either at our site or to local, state and national resources,” said PAVC founder and CEO Sarah Dunn. “We are able to do what we do here because of the community and those who are here to help us.”