More Than $800 Raised
Edmonson Voice Report:
Brownsville VFW Post 6937 presented a letter of thanks to local businessman Josh Casey, owner of C&C Firearms on Tuesday, January 12th in appreciation of a recent fundraiser coordinated by Casey, according to a press release from the VFW.
"The COVID pandemic precluded the VFW Post from running its usual Chili Supper fund raising auction and Mr. Casey organized and ran a silent auction last month at no charge which raised over $800 for the Post," a statement from the VFW said.
"Josh Casey and C & C Firearms are stalwarts of Edmonson County and he is an expert on the firearms and outdoor sports industry." the statement continued.
The VFW also included information about the Engels (pictured). According to the statement, Commander Engel is a Combat Action Badge, Purple Heart and Bronze Star Medal recipient of the Iraq conflict, medically retired after 30years of service from the US Army for wounds. His wife Donna is the Post’s experienced Quartermaster, who has been awarded All-State and All-American honors and is also the VFW 5th District Quartermaster.
"The VFW was established following the Spanish-American War and is charged by Congress to remember our fallen veterans, take care of living veterans in need, as well as widows and orphans of veterans, and to conduct good works in the community," said the VFW. "Our Post is known for its charitable contributions, conducting Flag training for Edmonson County 4th Graders each fall, for conducting patriotic speaking, writing competitions for older students, for conducting Community Service Awards each year, and especially for our Burial Honors Detail. Our Burial Honors Detail routinely supports between 12 – 20 veterans’ graveside internments with precision and great dignity."
The group is currently part of a local digital preservation project, The Hall of Heroes Conservation Project, that is in the process of digitizing each individual veteran photo that is displayed in the Edmonson County Courthouse. Over 1200 photos are currently being added to the groups brand new website EdmonsonVets.com.
The Post meets at the Edmonson County Library on the third Monday of each month at 6:30 pm (next week on Tuesday because of the Federal Holiday). Anyone that's an overseas veteran with a qualifying campaign medal is welcome to attend a meeting. The group can also be found on Facebook.