The military veterans of the Fluvanna County Ruritan Club were honored July 21, 2015 at the Fluvanna County Ruritan’s July meeting in Palmyra, VA, by presenting them with certificates of appreciation from the Rapidan District Cabinet during a visit by the Rapidan District Governor, Linda Bradshaw. The presentation of the certificates is part of the Rapidan District’s plans to thank, appreciate, and honor all of their local club’s veterans. The Fluvanna County Ruritan Club honored the veterans further by presenting the veterans with a “veteran” tab that fastens to the back of their Ruritan membership lapel pin. The tab was presented by the Fluvanna County Ruritan Club’s president, Joseph Childress.
The veterans honored were Roman Bakke, Cary Beach, Joseph Childress, George Cobb, Richard Eaton, Emerson Farley Jr., George Goin, William Hitchcock, Burgess Jordan, and Bobby Shumake.
Two veterans were honored posthumous. They were William Grigg, and Robert L. Pulliam. Surviving relatives were on hand to receive those awards. William Grigg’s wife, Tammy, received the awards on his behalf. Robert Pulliam’s daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Roger Bowles received the awards on his behalf.