Sunday, August 17, 2008

The Price

"The price of freedom is visible here"  is the inscription under the electronic signage at the entrance to the Salisbury Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Salisbury, North Carolina.

Members from Chapter 638 of the Military Order of the Purple Heart were there on July 5 to serve watermelon to veterans who are hospitalized in the facility.  Junior ROTC cadets helped cut and serve the melons.  Our chapter bought 30 watermelons, chilled them with ice, and served slices to veterans and the hospital staff. A pavilion on the hospital grounds was used for the event. Room service was provided to vets who were unable to leave their room.

This is an annual event for our chapter.  See pictures below and click to enlarge them.

Have a good week and enjoy your freedom!


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