Posted By Christopher White

Date: May 5th, 2015

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The VHPAF supported the Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans event in Inverness Florida April 30 to May 3rd.  The event had a 62 band and float parade, a 20 minute long fireworks show, the Moving Wall, numerous ceremonies, five great bands and DJ Doc Holiday.  There were two lines of vendors selling food and items.  We took the LOACH, Little Bird and the sales tent.  The support from our members was truly outstanding and very much appreciated.  Some of the members who turned out include: Tom and Sharon Rountree, Frank Hoover, Tom Tomlinson, Stan and Reba Mcglamery, Gary Spooner, Joe Ponds, Gary and Diane Harrell, Bob and Mary Anne Lazzell, Barry and Georgette Grimm, Gary Harrells preacher with wife and two girls.  I am sure I left off some people so let me know and I will add them.  A truly great time was had by all and it was one of the most enjoyable events that I have participated in.  The weather was perfect and with so much help it was a joy to support.  A Blackhawk landed in an area containing four volleyball courts.  Hundreds of people ran over to see it land and later depart, but were allowed way to close.  Both times the people got a thorough dusting from the blowing sand and all turned and ran away.  Very funny.

Sun-N-Fun 2015

Posted By Christopher White

Date: April 28th, 2015

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SNF 2015The day after we supported the moving wall in Jupiter Florida we went to Lake Land to prepare for Sun-N-Fun on Monday, 13 April.  18 members and wives helped set up the GP Medium museum tent, the Sales tent, the LOACH and the Little Loach.  After the work was accomplished, a cookout supplied the hungry workers with hot dogs, hamburgers, potato salad, noodle salad and drinks.


A few days after we set up, we supported Sun-N-Fun from April 21 – 27.  We sure appreciate the great support we got from our members for Sun-N-Fun.