Monday, April 14, 2014

Woodmen Keeps Patriotism Alive

Woodmen of the World is a not for profit fraternal benefit society based in Omaha, NE. Woodmen has Chapters throughout the nation in our local communities. These chapters perform many community service activities including the promotion of patriotism. Woodmen chapters do this in many ways but two of the primary activities are the presentation of the Woodmen of the World American History Awards and by presenting American flags to schools, churches, non-profit organizations and government buildings. The history awards are presented annually to the top students in every high school and middle school American History class. The flags are donated by Woodmen who is one of the largest purchasers of American flags.

Currently, Area Manager and local Chapter 102 member Jerry Hemphill is making his rounds to all the schools in Winston and surrounding counties presenting the history awards and donating flags where needed. Pictured here is Hemphill presenting flags to Louisville High School, Noxapater Attendance Center, the Noxapater Fire Department, Eiland Middle School and Winston Academy.

If you would like more information about Woodmen of the World or your organization needs a new flag, contact Jerry Hemphill at 773-5311 or go to their website at www.woodmen.org.