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Purple Heart chapter receives donation
by Steve Beavers
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Modern Woodmen Fraternal Financial Representative Steven Eaton (left) presents an American flag and bound copy of the club's Patriotic Civic Programs to Jr. Vice Commanders of the Military Order of the Purple Heart Department of Mississippi Jerry Eaton and James "Jim" Weaver.
Staff photo by Steve Beavers Modern Woodmen Fraternal Financial Representative Steven Eaton (left) presents an American flag and bound copy of the club's Patriotic Civic Programs to Jr. Vice Commanders of the Military Order of the Purple Heart Department of Mississippi Jerry Eaton and James "Jim" Weaver.
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The Modern Woodmen of America Youth Service Club honored those who were wounded while fighting to protect America.

An American flag and bound copy of the club's Patriotic Civic Programs were presented to the Military Order of the Purple Heart Chapter on Monday.

"The Purple Heart Chapter is always giving back and finding ways to help those who have served our country," said club activities coordinator Jessica Eaton. "This is our way of helping them."

Steven Eaton, a Modern Woodmen Fraternal Financial Representative, presented the items to Jerry Eaton and James "Jim" Weaver, both Jr. Vice Commanders of the Military Order of the Purple Heart Department of Mississippi.

"We will put the flag to good use at our chapter meetings and at parades," said Weaver,

Both jr. vice commanders are anxious to get word out about the chapter which is the only veteran's service organization comprised strictly of "combat" veterans.

Chapter 813 meets the second Tuesday of each month at the American Legion Post 6 building.

The Military Order of the Purple Heart was formed in 1932 for the protection and mutual interest of all who have received the Purple Heart. A Purple Heart is awarded to members of the armed forces of the United States who are wounded by an instrument of war in the hands of the enemy and posthumously to the next of kin in the name of those who are killed in action or die of wounds received in action.

"We do something every month in the community," said Jessica Eaton. "This was a good time to honor those of the local chapter."

Youth Educational Programs are free to any school or headstart to educate children. Some of the areas the program covers is Ecology Awareness, Financial Literacy, Safety and Life Skills, along with Exercise and Nutrition. A school speech contest can also be held each year.

"All of the programs are made possible free of charge by Modern Woodmen of America," said Steven Eaton. "Above everything else, we try to provide financial security to the community now and in the future."

More information about the youth service club can be attained by calling Steven Eaton at 287-0113.
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