One non-profit is serving veterans and honoring fallen military members.
During the past 40 years, Potomac Region Veterans Council (PRVC) has been coordinating activities for veteran service organizations and their members.
“Our goal is to, really, serve the larger population of 200,000 veterans in Northern Virginia — and for me, as a Prince William County resident — the 50,000 veterans that reside in our home community of Prince William County,” said Rich Anderson, PRVC chairman and a 30-year United States Air Force (USAF) Colonel.
PRVC plans two annual ceremonies that are held at Quantico National Cemetery — a Memorial Day Ceremony that’s held in May and a Veteran’s Day Ceremony that takes place on November 11.
About 1,000 community members gather for the Memorial Day Ceremony and remember military members who gave their lives while serving.
Veterans are honored in the November ceremony.
One way veterans and civilians can get involved with PRVC is by making a donation, according to Anderson
Checks can be made out to “PRVC” and mailed to PRVC, P. O. Box 427, Triangle, VA 22172.
They can participate in the ceremonies, as well.
“We invite all of [the[ members of our community — veterans and non-veterans alike — to attend our Memorial Day Ceremony in late May and our Veteran’s Day Ceremony on November the 11th,” Anderson said. “I guarantee you, I promise you that you will come away inspired by those men and women who have worn the cloth of our country.”