Tuesday, May 7, 2013
The picnic will be held on Saturday, May 25 at Newtown Park.
Johns Creek vets are hoping to provide an old-fashioned American celebration this Memorial Day weekend in the form of its first picnic. The Johns Creek Veterans Association will host a Memorial Day Picnic on Saturday, May 25 at Newtown Park, according to a recent announcement. Locals will dine on traditional American picnic fare, while enjoying their holiday weekend and meeting the "people who made history." "We honor the memory of all those who died serving this great country by coming together at the future site of the Johns Creek Veterans Memorial Walk. This is going to be as All-American as you can get," said Gerry Lewis, president of the JCVA. "We're going to have hotdogs, hamburgers, main street Americans and Veterans. It's going to …
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Group partnering with Leadership Johns Creek in effort.
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Tuesday, January 29
The Johns Creek Veterans Association (JCVA) is embarking on a plan to build a meditative memorial to veterans in a quiet, unused portion of Newtown Park. The association will need to raise $150,000 to start the project, but has a final goal of $300,000 to cover all the features it hopes to add. No tax dollars are planned for the memorial. The JCVA is partnering with Leadership Johns Creek in its fundraising and marketing effort. The City Council on Jan. 14 gave the Veterans Association verbal permission to proceed. Called the Johns Creek Veterans Memorial Walk at Newtown Park, the memorial would offer a contemplative place for people to pause and remember the men and women who served their country, said Johns Creek Veterans Association …
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Vets from all branches of the U.S. military and dates served are welcome.
Old soldiers never die; they just fade away. Immortal words from World War II Army general and military icon Douglas MacArthur in his 1951 farewell address to Congress. But forget telling that to the vividly active members of the Johns Creek Veterans Association. The only thing fading here during JCVA's second Wednesday in September meeting was daylight, as members went one-on-one with Johns Creek Fire Department personnel during an equipment demonstration at Newtown Park. The non-profit JCVA offers veterans of all stripes and from all branches and dates served in the U.S. military who reside in Johns Creek a place to call their own. The city provides logistical support while JCVA supports itself with its own set of bylaws and volunteer…