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  • God Bless Our Veterans!

    Residents and staff gathered today to honor and remember those who have served in the U.S. Military at a special Veterans Day Ceremony. Each veteran present at the ceremony was recognized with a flag pin, presented by members of the Roswell High School JROTC. Flags were raised by the Roswell High School Color Guard and Rev. Larry Robert of Vitas Hospice led the service. Afterwards, everyone enjoyed a slice of cake and enjoyed sharing stories and visiting with one another.

    Thank you to all veterans! We deeply appreciate your service and sacrifice to preserve our precious freedom!

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  • Gardens of Honor

    During World Wars I and II, people in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and Germany planted Victory Gardens (also called war gardens or food gardens for defense) as a way to reduce the demand on the public food supply and support the war effort. Learn more about this civilian effort on the home front in The History of Victory Gardens.

    Consider planting your own Victory Garden this Memorial Day weekend, in honor of those who served and those who are currently serving our country!

    Everyone at St. George Village wishes you and your loved ones a safe and happy Memorial Day Weekend. As always, our front lawn is filled with American flags honor all of the brave men and women in our nation’s service who made the ultimate sacrifice to protect and preserve our freedom. We invite you to drive by and see this beautiful sight!

     

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  • Honoring Our Veterans

    St. George Village members and staff gathered for a special Veterans Day ceremony on November 11. Rev. Larry Robert of Vitas Hospice led the service, and SGV’s Villagers choral group sang all of the songs representing each branch of the U.S. Military.

     

    Flags were raised by the Roswell High School Color Guard, and Adam Christian honored the custom of playing “Taps” on the trumpet to end the service.

    Afterward, each veteran present at the ceremony was recognized with a flag pin and everyone enjoyed a piece of the sheet cake decorated as a U.S. flag.

    God bless our veterans and America!

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  • Honoring and Remembering Our Fallen Heroes

    Pictured here are some of our resident veterans who, along with other St. George Village residents and staff, turned out for our annual Memorial Day flag-planting service.

    Today, Memorial Day, we remember our nation’s fallen heroes, the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice to protect and preserve our freedom.

    Every spring, St. George Village holds a fundraiser for the Alzheimer’s Association — residents, their families and SGV staff members can “Sponsor a Flag” for $5.00, in honor or memory of a loved one. Each sponsored flag is planted on our front campus during Memorial Day weekend, and a list of those who sponsored flags and the people they honor is on display.

    This year, SGV raised $1,395 for Alzheimer’s research and 279 flags were placed on the front lawn during the dedication service.

    We thank our friends at Roswell Funeral Home, who generously donate the flags for our annual Memorial Day service!

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  • Court Reporters Help Record Veterans’ Stories

    More than 2,800 interviews in the Veterans History Project collection have been transcribed by court reporters to date.

    Once again, court reporters are making sure that the stories of America’s veterans are recorded for future generations.

    2013 marks the tenth consecutive year that the Veterans History Project (VHP) has worked with the National Court Reporters Foundation (NCRF) and the National Court Reporters Association (NCRA).

    The mission of the Veterans History Project at the Library of Congress American Folklife Center is to collect, preserve and make accessible the personal accounts of American war veterans so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand the realities of war.

    U.S. Representative Ron Kind (WI-3) proposed the Veterans History Project after interviewing veterans in his own family at a reunion. His wife, Tawni, a court reporter, knew that transcriptions would ensure the accessibility of interview content.

    To date, more than 2,800 interviews in the VHP collection have been transcribed by court re­porters. Once a court reporter transcribes an interview, the transcription is sent to the Library of Congress to be added to the veteran’s collection, and in many cases, it is digitized so that the public may access the transcript online.

    Not only do court reporters serve VHP by transcribing oral histories that are submitted to the Library of Congress, they also dedicate their time as volunteer interviewers.

    “I can’t tell you how rewarding it’s been to me to work with such dedicated professionals at VHP, and with court reporters who unselfishly volunteer their time and talent to ensure that these stories will be preserved so that future generations of Americans will know of the sacrifices made to preserve our freedom,” said Beth Kilker, NCRF’s Oral Histories Program Coordinator.

    NCRF is also an ardent ambassador for VHP, and has promoted “VHP Days on Campus” at various court-reporting schools and firms. Most recently, NCRA held a “VHP Day” during the 2012 NCRA Convention in Philadelphia, and is planning a VHP Day during the 2013 NCRA Convention in Nash­ville, Tenn.

    In addition to recorded interviews, VHP also depends on volunteers to donate veterans’ original photographs, letters, military documents, diaries, journals, two-dimensional artwork and unpublished memoirs.

    NCRF is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, and the philanthropic arm of the 18,000-member professional association for stenographic court reporters, NCRA.
    To learn more or participate, visit Veterans History Project

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