Muster III presented by the Coweta Commission on Veteran’s Affairs will acknowledge Veterans who have sacrificed for their country by paying tribute to those who served since the Vietnam conflict.
It will recognize the Desert Shield/Storm conflict participants and will include those who served in Afghanistan, Iraq, and a number of less intense conflicts. That period is generally known as the War on Terrorism. Cold War participants will also be acknowledged.
The theme of Muster III will be “Military Operations – Post Viet Nam”. This local effort will specifically acknowledge those servicemen from Coweta County who made the ultimate sacrifice in those conflicts and whose names are listed on a plaque at the Veteran’s Memorial Plaza in Newnan.
A series of events are being planned for October 11-13, 2012. The centerpiece will be the remembrance of those who paid the supreme sacrifice and the honoring of their families, the unsung heroes.
The Primary Mission of CCVA is the education of the general public regarding the sacrifices made by our men and women who serve to keep this country free and to acknowledge the challenges faced by their families.
CCVA is pleased to announce that the plans for Muster IV, 2013, will be to recognize the 6oth Anniversary of the Korean War and to honor those who served in that conflict at home and abroad. You can follow CCVA at cowetacova.org or on facebook at ccvanewnan Your donations will be greatly appreciated. Please note that CCVA is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization.
COWETA COMMISSION ON VETERANS AFFAIRS (CCVA)
October 11 and 13, 2012
“Honoring and Remembering Veterans and their Families who served
Post Viet Nam War (War on Terrorism)”
Thursday, October 11, 2012, 7:00 PM
A stage production, “Letters Home” hosted by the Patrons of the Centre at THE CENTRE for Performing and Visual Arts of Coweta County, 1523 Lower Fayetteville Road, Newnan, GA.
“Letters Home” is a play presented by the touring company of the Griffin Theatre Company,
The production puts the current wars in Afghanistan & Iraq front and center by bringing to life actual letters written by soldiers serving in the Middle East.
For more information, go to: http://griffintheatre.com/letters-home/ and follow the link to:
Griffin Theatre » Letters Home
Admission: $10, $8 for Senior Adults
Saturday, October 13 2012, 10:00 AM – 2:30 PM
Muster III Activities at the Coweta County Fairgrounds
10:00 AM: Opening Ceremony on the Midway
* Parachute Demonstration featuring Combat Veterans with Ceremonial Flag
* Flag Presentation by Northgate AFJROTC
* Opening Ceremony conducted by the American Legion and including students of the JROTC
10:30 AM: Displays on the Plaza and Midway
* Vet-Connect memorabilia displays, by veterans from WWII to present, sponsored by the Newnan High School History Department
* Drill Team Demonstrations: Newnan AFJROTC and East Coweta MCJROTC – 1030AM and Noon
* Military Service Organization Representatives
* Military Related Books for sale by Authors
* Static Displays including a UH-60 Blackhawk and Cobra Helicopters
* Military Vehicles from all time periods
Helicopter Rides Available: 11:00 AM until — (based upon ride demand)
UH-1 Huey: $50/ride, $45 Veteran
AH-1 Cobra: $450/ride, $425 Veteran
(Note: No rides during Ceremonies)
Helicopters presented by the Army Aviation Heritage Foundation (http://www.armyav.org/)
2:00-2:30 PM: Service of Remembrance Ceremony honoring Coweta County KIAs immediately followed by Closing Ceremony conducted by the Veterans of Foreign Wars
2:30 PM: Rides Continue