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Guardians of Freedom Celebration, Equine Heritage Institute, Wiersdale, FL, November 5-9, 2010

Carol Becker and Dwight Brown at guardians of freedom exhibitCarol Becker and Dwight Brown at the Chapter exhibit Guardians of Freedom celebration at the Equine Heritage Museum, November 5-9, 2010.

Joe Gruber, Bob McGinty, Don Van Beck, Charlie White, Bill Simunek, Jack Reynolds, Bill Shumaker, Carol Becker, Ted Jansen, Jack Geisinger, Art Canale and Tom Thiel, in addition to Dwight manned the exhibit.

Guardians of Freedom Celebration, Equine Heritage Institute, Wiersdale, FLPhoto of full exhibit space, with Carol and Dwight in the scene. The exhibit extended some 18 linear feet to John Yohn’s uniform that Dwight had mounted on a mannequin at the far left.

Don Van Beck had the table at the end for the VMFP.


Tom Thiel and Lawrence Afgan Veteran at exhibitThiel (right) chats with Afgan War Veteran Lawrence at the Guardians of Freedom Celebration, Equine Heritage Institute exhibit.

Most everyone who participated was enthusiastic about us being there. Although we only obtained $19.00 in contributions, we did get Gordon Talbot as a new member, our 58th, and that is terrific!

 Next year the celebration will only be 3 days. Dwight is enthusiastic about us going again.

Dwight Brown says that one belongs to organization in order to give of himself, not to see what he can get from it. Certainly, this exhibit is living proof of Dwight living his philosophy!

Thank you Dwight, and all those who volunteered their time to man the exhibit.