VETERANS PROJECT

(Veteran’s Day and Memorial Day)

The Veterans Project is a social action project where Chapters throughout the Second District are to identify and adopt the gravesite of a Vietnam- era veteran, Korean War veteran and/or World War II veteran. The Brothers in the Chapter would clean, maintain the gravesite, place flowers, and/or a small flag, along with a purple and gold ribbon on the gravesite in preparation for the Veteran’s Day and Memorial Day celebration. Special attention should be given to veterans buried in African-American cemeteries and churches. During those special holidays where soldiers are remembered, the African-American veteran tends to be forgotten The Veterans Project is an opportunity for the Brothers of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity to show reverence and honor to those African-American heroes.

SERVICED POPULATION: Deceased Vietnam-era veterans

COMMUNITY ISSUE ADDRESSED: Military respect, African-American history

COMMUNITY IMPACT: Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania

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