Posted Monday June 11, 2018 by ffvfadmin


Chattanooga chapter installs officers
and hears from students on meaning of freedom

On June 10, 2018, reported on the latest activities of the local chapter of Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge. 

Tanaisha Montgomery (left) and Sandy Chen talk about their experiences at Valley Forge. (Photos by Dennis Norwood.)

By Dennis Norwood

Sitting around the tables at any Sunday afternoon meeting of the Chattanooga Chapter of the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge is a living history lesson. The members of this civic organization represent our Greatest Generation in a prolific manner.

Gene Pike accepts the position of co-president

As the group gathered at the Ruritan Club facility on Highway 58 for their annual installation of officers, it was like time travelling to Omaha Beach, The Battle of the Bulge and the skies over Germany.

Ralph Painter, a 96-year-old veteran of the Normandy Invasion and The Battle of the Bulge and Richard Edgerton, a P-51 reconnaissance pilot who joined the Army Air Corps just after Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor, reminded us all of why we enjoy the freedoms we have today. …

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Geraldine Charton leads the group in singing “God Bless America.”


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