Members of Cumming Vietnam Veterans of America with the new bench that will be permanently placed at the Foster House. Jack Allen, owner of Ingram Funeral Home, is fourth from the left. (click for larger version)
The bench was dedicated to honor the men and women who served in the Vietnam War. (click for larger version)
October 22, 2013
CUMMING, Ga. – Cumming's Ingram Funeral Home has given the local chapter of the Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) a bench dedicated to the service of the men and women of the Vietnam War.
The presentation by Ingram owner Jack Allen took place at the Foster House restaurant in downtown Cumming, where the members of Chapter 1030 gather each Friday for an informal get together they call "Grits and Gab."
Allen said his father was a veteran and he said that honoring the service of the former military members is something he feels compelled and honored to do.
"We are most appreciative of this kind gesture by Mr. Allen and his staff," said Billy Darby, chapter president of VVA 1030.