When the Eagle Rock Ruritan Club met for the November meeting, the members followed their annual tradition of honoring veterans in the surrounding area. And again this year the meal was provided by the Ladies Auxiliary from the VFW Post in Daleville.
The club members were privileged to have 11 veterans present, including one club member. They represented at least three branches of the Armed Services. Many of the veterans present saw active duty in Vietnam. One of the veterans, Jack Cassell, served during the era of three different wars: World War II, Korea, and Vietnam. One of the veterans confessed, and others agreed, that they really matured into adulthood during their service. One veteran who served his tour of duty during a time of peace expressed deep gratitude for those who saw active duty during the trying times of war.
The members of the Eagle Rock Ruritan Club, along with countless others, want to say “Thank you for your service to all who have given of themselves in service to the country. We deeply appreciate our veterans who have gone the distance in fighting to preserve ‘freedom and justice for all.’ Each club meeting begins with a stanza of ‘My Country ’Tis of Thee’ and closes with the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, but these two gestures have a much deeper meaning when we set aside time to honor our veterans,” a club spokesman said.
The Eagle Rock Community Center is the home of the Eagle Rock Ruritan Club and the members remind the public that the center is available for use by individuals and groups in the area for a nominal fee to help with utilities. Call 540-884-2775 to make a reservation.
The members also invite others to visit the club and consider becoming an active Ruritan. The club meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Community Center. The Ruritan motto is “Fellowship, Goodwill, and Community Service.”
~ Eagle Rock Ruritan Club