June 2022 Dispatch
NEXT MEETING -- TUESDAY, JUNE 28
Topic -- The Old Governor's Mansion
Speaker -- Matt Davis
Our guest speaker will be Mr. Matt Davis, the Director of Historic Museums for Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville, Georgia. The museums include Andalusia, the home of the famous Georgia author, Flannery O’Connor, Georgia’s Old Governor’s Mansion and the Sallie Ellis Davis House, the home of a dedicated and passionate black Baldwin County educator.
Mr. Davis will discuss the Governor’s Mansion that was completed in 1839, and its significance during the Antebellum, WBTS, and the early reconstruction phases of Georgia’s history. The Mansion was named a Smithsonian Affiliate in 2015 and as a Distinctive Destination by the National Trust for Historic Preservation in 2018.
JUNE EVENTS DURING WBTS
Mr. Ed DeVos presented a discussion of his latest book, The Last 100 Yards. DeVos is a twenty-year, heavily decorated, army veteran who served multiple tours in Vietnam. The camp learned that this book is about soldiers - infantry soldiers - the heart and soul of our army. It is also a history book, describing how after Vietnam our army developed new doctrine, new equipment, and a tougher, more meaningful training doctrine. The book introduces many common sensed leaders whose principles still influence the military today. And, finally, the camp gained a glimpse into the lives of military spouses and their children, who serve their country alongside their soldiers.
The presentation served as a wonderful reminder of why we should all celebrate Memorial Day by learning our history, protecting our heritage and honoring all our veterans.
At the May meeting Adjutant David Butler read a Resolution of Appreciation to Camp 91, Thomson Guards for the $150 donation to support a scholarship for a Georgia Division SCV summer camper. The certificate was signed by Reverend Weaver, the summer camp supervisor.
Adjutant David Butler (r) presented a new member certificate and lapel pin to Mr. Jim Wilson. Jim’s ancestor was an original soldier in the Thomson Guards, 10th Regiment Georgia Volunteers. WELCOME JIM!
Open Letter to SCV -- November 2022
See Editorials / Tom Holley / Letter to SCV Members
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