Citizenship and Patriotism:

This committee fosters love of our country and pride in being an American citizen. They promote activities and partnerships with local Veterans’ Groups, schools, and community activities to make us more aware of our rights and responsibilities as Americans.

Memorial Day 2021 – Honor and Remember

Members of the ARC participated in the American Legion Post 75 Wreath Laying Ceremony. From left back row: Allen Scales, David Kyle, Frank Gillerlain, Rick Scott, Regina Scott, Eva Tillage, Janet Kyle, and Dick Beasley. Front row from left: Yvonne Scales, Julianna Woolley, President David Onesty, Lynn Onesty, Kenny Richardson, and Dianne Woolley.
President David Onesty presents the ARC Wreath during the American Legion Post 75 Memorial Day Ceremony.

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ARC members show support during the ninth annual Virginia Run for the Fallen which came through Gloucester County April 28th, 2021. The runners honor the brave men and women who gave their lives for their country.

Four Chaplains Ceremony

ARC Members participate in the Four Chaplains Ceremony at the American Legion Post 75 in February 2020.

Veterans Day 2020 Ceremony

The ARC participates in the Veterans Day wreath laying ceremony.

ARC Members visit the local US Army Transportation Museum at Fort Eustis

ARC members also assist with the annual Wreaths Across America project by placing and removing wreaths at the Hampton Veterans Cemetary.

ARC Members participate in the POW Ceremony at American Legion Post 75 in Sept 2020.

This committee also is continuing a drive begun in previous years to collect patient care items for the VA Hospital.  It continues a Flag Watch program to ensure that the flags in front of our building are handled with respect and that they are raised and lowered to half staff as directed by the President. It also maintains a drop-off receptacle for American Flags that need to be honorably disposed.

This committee also sponsors a Random Acts of Kindness drive among club members, and it invites everyone everywhere to participate!