Orange VFW message to mark the 90th anniversary with an open house on September 4th | Local News


James Madison Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2217 will celebrate his 90th birthday with an open house from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on September 4. 1931. In the photo, Post Commander Al Dulaney.


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ORANGE – A list of the 28 founding members of James Madison VFW Post 2217 contains names essential to the development of Orange County in the early 20th century: Sherman, Green, Butler, Lonergan, Waugh, Knighton, Newman, Twyman, Mason, Gillum .

“With their wisdom and perseverance, they have come together to form the James Madison Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2217, here in Orange, Virginia,” notes current Post Commander Al Dulaney. “Their lives are a testament to their bravery and have been the foundation of Post 2217 all these years. It is our duty to carry on this tradition.

With that charge in mind, the nearly four dozen current members of the post on Brick Church Road are hosting a 90th anniversary celebration from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on September 4.

“To these 28 men, 90 years later, we dedicate this day,” writes Dulaney in a post history. “They proudly served their country and returned home to join their families and start a new life. They attended university, created businesses… became barbers, carpenters, farmers, journalists, postmasters… worked for the road service and the Montpellier estate… we dedicate this day to their memory, their families and their families. descendants.

At the same time, the open house is an opportunity for the longtime post to share its ongoing contributions to the community and, perhaps, recruit additional members.

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