Appalachian-High Country World War II Roundtable, Inc.
The Appalachian WWII Veterans Organization, a much easier mouthful to swallow than its legal name, was organized in the summer of 2011 after many of its members made a trip to Washington, DC on the Honor Air Flights.
It was organized with a two-fold purpose.
First is the goal to recognize and honor all WWII veterans, but especially those in the High Country area.
The second goal is to educate our youth about the sacrifices made for us by our veterans. Many of today’s youth know nothing about the war. They are not helped by the history books used in many schools. One book currently used has the war whittled down to two paragraphs: Pearl Harbor and Hiroshima.
Our veterans are living history books. Our goal is to “use” them to bring out the true facts of what occurred during this dire time in our history and pass them on to the youth of today.
The Organization meets the first Friday of every month at 1:30pm at the Senior Center in the old Winn-Dixie building on 421. Anyone interested in learning more about the war or our veterans is welcome to attend.
Ken Wiley is the president of the organization. H.C. Moretz is the vice-president/controller. Sam Wotherspoon is the chaplain.
The organization has applied to the Internal Revenue Service for IRC Section 501(c)(3) status, which would make it a non-profit organization.