Wayne County DAV Local Chapter 105 reveals a new applicant applied for membership in Local 105 at the May 2022 meeting. The new applicant was transferred from Florida with 100% disability from l ‘U.S. Navy. Commander Jeff Morgan and DAV Local 105 will continue to stand up for those who bravely wore our nation’s uniform and will continue to advance the cause of every veteran in Wayne County and surrounding counties in our district.
New times were also established at the May 2022 meeting. Local veterans can expect American flags to be placed as memorials around veterans’ graves at Elk Springs Cemetery. Veterans were asked to gather at the cemetery on May 26 to put up the flags. Tools will be needed, such as a large screwdriver or a pin wrench to make holes in the correct areas. Other groups will place flags in Wayne County cemeteries.
Additionally, a concert will be held at Performance Feeds LLC, 22 Cardinal Avenue in Monticello on behalf of local veterans. The concert starts at noon with local singing groups. Everyone is welcome to attend the concert and enjoy this event.
Local Chapter 105 is always very active with new events in the spring and summer. The annual Roadblock fundraiser will take place on Saturday, May 28, 2022, at the intersection of highways 90 and 1275. Buckets handled by veterans will be provided at each corner of the intersection to receive donations. Commander Jeff Morgan asks those wishing to donate to arrive at the intersection between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Commander Morgan also asks everyone to cross the intersection safely to avoid accidents. There will also be a police cruiser in the area.
The Memorial Day program for Monday, May 30, 2022 also includes a program at the Wayne County High School gymnasium. The program begins at 10 a.m. with the singing group Clay Chaplin. With Bell Tones and others performing. Commander Jeff Morgan will speak with opening statements. Folding the Flag, 21 Gun Salute and the recipient of the Jr ROTC Scholarship Program will be announced. The event will move to the Aspire Center in case of rain. A news team from Channel 36 will also broadcast it live on television.
These events will include a veteran’s banner being folded and sent to France for local soldier, Jesse Patton, who was killed in that area. To honor this brave vet, a banner will be sent to the area where the soldier was killed.
Local DAV meetings, events and activities take place throughout the year. For more information, you can call Commander Jeff Morgan at 606-307-8719 or attend a meeting the first Monday of each month at the Wayne County Senior Citizens Building across from the Judicial Center on Columbia Avenue in Monticello, Kentucky.