Veterans Day Participants
American Gold Star Mothers, Richmond Chapter – Founded in 1928 for mothers of those lost in WWI, the current charter of this nationwide organization was established in 1984. The local chapter continues to concentrate on providing emotional support to its members, doing volunteer work with veterans, particularly in veterans’ hospitals, and fostering a sense of patriotism and respect for members of the Armed Forces.
Buffalo Soldiers – African-American servicemen who fought in the Civil War and in every American conflict since. Contact Mark Matthews, Petersburg Chapter, 9th & 10th Cavalry Association, 22 West Washington Street, Petersburg, VA 23804.
Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia – Established in 1981, the Society mission is to collect, preserve, interpret and promote the history of Chesterfield County for the education and enjoyment of present and future generations. Chesterfield county veterans are invited to add their service details to the organization’s Veterans Database. www.chesterfieldhistory.com
Chesterfield UDC Chapter #851 – The Cross of Military Service, an outgrowth of the Southern Cross of Honor, is presented to veterans of World War II, the wars in Korea and Vietnam as well as the Global War on Terror who are lineal descendants of Confederate military personnel. Chesterfield851@gmx.com
Daughters of the American Revolution, Chesterfield Courthouse – Founded in 2018, this DAR chapter serves to promote historic preservation, education and patriotism through service to veterans, the promotion of history, literacy and good citizenship as well as genealogy research and conservation.
Disabled American Veterans – Provides a lifetime of support for veterans of all generations and their families in positive, life-changing ways. www.davmembersportal.org
Purple Heart Truck – Herb Delbridge’s 1983 Ford Purple Heart Truck offers thanks to all those who have served. Decorated with patriotic scenes that blend images of George Washington, creator of the Purple Heart in 1782, the truck honors each branch of the military by including its own flag.
Salvation Army Lassies 1917-1920 – In France during the “Great War,” the Salvation Army had the U.S. Army permission to establish a money transfer system for soldiers to send money home; set up huts where soldiers could rest, relax; and offered religious services. They also made doughnuts!
Virginia Fallen Heroes Banner Project – In memory of Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan veterans from Virginia who have given their lives for our nation, banners are displayed at parades, award ceremonies, memorial services and events that bring awareness to the individual sacrifice of soldiers and their families. To sponsor a Banner, please contact Project Chairman Joann Duncan at (804)898-1816 or firstname.lastname@example.org