War Vets Recreation, Inc. Supports Veterans Relocation Project

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Barclay Wellman, War Vets Recreation, Inc. Board Member, presents a check to Ron Cotten, Veterans Relocation Commission Chairman, for the ongoing Veterans Memorial Relocation Project.

JAMESTOWN – Established in 1943 as a place for veterans to meet, share meals and enjoy entertainment, War Vets Recreation, Inc. has a time honored tradition of being there for local veterans in many capacities. Recently, their generosity took the form of a donation to the Veterans Memorial Commission Relocation Fund.

Barclay Wellman, Major General United States Army (Retired), serves on the board at War Vets Recreation, Inc. as well as the Veterans Memorial Commission. “Moving the memorial from the high school to the new location (near Logan and Harding Avenues) has lots of costs involved,” Wellman said. “There need to be walkways, monuments and areas for people to come together and hold special ceremonies and remember why we are here.”

Located on Fluvanna Avenue in Jamestown, the Club offers membership to area veterans from every branch of the military. The Club also accepts auxiliary members; individuals who are directly related to veterans. For more information on membership contact the Club at 483.0222.

For more information on the Veterans Memorial Commission Relocation Fund, or to get involved, contact the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation at 661.3390 or visit online at crcfonline.org.