To the Editor:

Our VFW Post 10822 Dunwoody/Sandy Springs just concluded our Memorial Day weekend poppy program of distributing poppies and collecting donations at an Orchard Park grocery.

Once again the community (Dunwoody/ Sandy Springs) has demonstrated its strong love of country and support of our veterans.

What makes our program a success, of course is the people, all of them. Young children, some giving their allowance, mothers and fathers who have children in the military, single men and women, people from other countries and older folks (like myself) who understand the sacrifices needed to protect our country.

The money collected during these drives is used for programs helping veterans in need, the National Home for orphans of those who have paid the ultimate, programs supporting widows, helping veterans obtain service dogs due to injuries or PTSD. Our programs recognize local EMT, Police and Firemen. We recognize exceptional scouts and we recognize our young students through the Patriot’s Pen and Voice of Democracy essay competition. Other programs also support our veterans and our community and the VFW is proud to be involved.

VFW Post 10822 wishes to thank all who stopped by and donated and told us of their experiences, we members love hearing some of the most extraordinary stories.

Hugh Penn, Commander

VFW Post 10822 Dunwoody/Sandy Springs

To the Editor:

Just read the article about the raccoon attacking the dog. Having had first hand experience with a rabid raccoon when we were camping in Ohio, we learned that one sign of rabies in raccoons is their complete lack of fear of humans or fire.  So, Dunwoody neighbors, please, please be very careful when you see one.  These are wild animals no matter how friendly they may seem.

Mary Lou Brooks

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