Local veterans have three outstanding Veterans Organizations right here in Emanuel County. The Swainsboro American Legion Post #103, The Swainsboro American Legion Women’s Auxiliary, Lanier-Moore Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #5745, and Voiture Locale #867. These Veteran Organizations strive to continue serving America in all that they do — be it community service, school programs, civic functions, or youth activities.
The American Legion in the last year has recognized five outstanding students from county schools for their grade point averages and their leadership ability, and sponsored five young men and three young women to attend Boys and Girls State in Statesboro Georgia, where they learn how government works and participated in running a fictional 51st state government.
The Veteran Organizations also support Carl Vinson VA Medical Center in Dublin, Ga., through the donation of money, time, and materials.
Recently, the organizations teamed to revitalize the Old VFW Building on Kite Hwy as a new post home for the Veterans. Through hard work and community support, the veterans have taken a building that was in dire disrepair to a building that the veterans are proud to call their own.
VFW Commander John Price
Voiture Locale Chef-De-Gare William Ramsell
Veteran Organizations Adjutant Scotty Nasworthy