Patriotic Day and the opening of the new exhibit at the Legacy Museum,Much in Demand: 200 Years of Central Virginia African American Military Service will be celebrated on June 20, 2009 at the Legacy Musuem. The Juneteenth Coalition is seeking volunteers and performers, as well as crafts and educational vendors to participate in this year’s event. Of particular interest are those who served in World War II, Korea, and Vietnam, and who would be willing to share stories and experiences. There is to be a military roll call to honor all veterans in our area. PLEASE HELP to honor as many as possible by providing names! Contact Phyllistine Mosley at or 434-528-2747 or the Legacy Museum at 434-845-3455

Announcement Concerning the Newsletter

The newsletter is sent to members and donors. If you have not renewed your membership, please do so in order to continue receiving the newsletter.

To save printing costs, we are forced to omit the list of donors from this issue of the newsletter. Please do not regard this as a lack of appreciation for your generous support. It is your generosity that keeps our doors open. The list will appear in the next issue. In a further attempt to be economical, we will be publishing only a Fall and a Spring issue. These measures are being taken in hopes of avoiding a cessation of publication altogether.

Legacy Website

Some time ago, Mark Freeman put a lot of time and effort into setting up our website. He did an excellent job and deserves our gratitude. Since Mr. Freeman is no longer in our area, the website has been neglected for some time. We are also grateful that Lea Tesarova has stepped forward and volunteered to update the website. We urge you to have a look at it:

Also, if you are interested in receiving the newsletter by e-mail, please send your e-mail address to Cheryl Robinson

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