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Veterans Thank Piggly Wiggly Associates
Support of charitable missions honored
September 25, 2019

O
riental is home to the “Dragon” detachment of the Marine Corps League.

This month, the Marine Corps veterans thanked Billy Flockhart and the Piggly Wiggly staff for their support of the Marine Corps League missions in the community.

Marines at The Piggly Wiggly
The Oriental ‘Dragon’ detachment of the Marine Corps League with the staff of the Piggly Wiggly. From left to right: Mike Boulware, Steve Simmons, Shannon Paul, Mike, Kim, Ken Whitford, Bob Webster, Billy Flockhart, and Marty Musella.

John Rahm, member of the League and Colonel USMC (ret.), wrote in about their visit:

With Billy’s support, the Marines often use the Piglet to raise funds and as a venue to reach out to other Marines who might need assistance. The Piglet is also a hub for the Marine’s Toys for Tots campaign which is starting again next month. The detachment Commandant, Marty Musella, offered thanks and a plaque to Billy and the other store associates.

During their charitable campaigns, members of the Marine Corps League can be found at the Piggly Wiggly storefront with Marine Corps Roses, a raffle for a Henry Golden Boy .22 Magnum rifle, or promoting Toys for Tots.

Marines at The Piggly Wiggly
The plaque up close. It thanks Billy Flockhart and his associates for their support.

The Marine Corps League is the only Congressionally chartered Marine Corps related veterans organization in the United States. Its Congressional Charter was approved by the 75th U.S. Congress and signed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on August 4, 1937. To learn more about the Marine Corps league and their efforts visit www.mclnational.org

Posted Wednesday September 25, 2019 by Allison DeWeese


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