The Learning Center! Charter School, like many schools in the area, face yearly challenges to keep basic supplies on hand. Take copy paper for instance. It’s a necessity even in our digital world. Earlier in the school year, Commander Larry Reid with the Murphy, NC AMVETS, (American Veterans) Post 2015, spearheaded a copy paper donation to the school. “Copy paper is one of those items that we have an ongoing need for on our school campus,” said school director, Mary Jo Dyre. “Of course, what captured my attention is that a group that has given so much wants to give back even more to their communities.”
Commander Reid invited the school to participate in the National Americanism Contests that are co-sponsored by the membership of AMVETS and AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary. The AMVETS website states, “The youth of America will be the torchbearers for the next generation and we can make a significant contribution in helping them to understand our rich heritage by taking part in our Program of Essays, Poster and Flag Coloring contests, with appropriate themes, in our nation’s schools.” The Learning Center is encouraging student participation in all three areas of the National Americanism Contest.
As one of America’s leading veterans service organizations with over 250,000 members, AMVETS has a proud history of assisting veterans and sponsoring numerous programs that serve our country and its citizens. Membership in AMVETS is open to anyone who is currently serving, or who has honorably served, in the U.S. Armed Forces from World War II to the present, to include the National Guard and Reserves.
AMVETS Post 2015 meets every fourth Monday at Penland Senior Center, 69 Alpine St., across from Murphy Public Library. For details, call Larry Reid at 835-7405.