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Richmond Hill American Legion honors Elvis Ford for Meritorious Service
Elvis Ford
Cdr Ellis presents Legionnaire Elvis Ford with Certificate of Meritorious Service. Photo by Dan Awtrey

The American Legion JE Lanier Post 27 honored charter member legionnaire Elvis Ford for his community service work with the “Meals on Wheels” program and doing “Buddy Checks” with fellow veterans. 

Ford was presented a Certificate for Meritorious Service by Post Commander John Ellis Sr.

 “I asked Elvis to come and give a talk to the Post 27 members about volunteer opportunities with Meals on Wheels and was very happy to present him with the Certificate for Meritorious Service," Ellis said. "He is a charter member of Post 27 that was reformed 25 years ago. He served over 20 years in the Army, then 20+ years as a civilian employee on Ft Stewart. Elvis has led a life of service to our community, state, and nation; and this recognition is well deserved.”

During his talk to the post about Meals on Wheels, Ford mentioned his service delivery meals take about 25 hours per week and that he also spends an additional 5 to 10 hours of time doing buddy checks and helping his elderly neighbors with a variety of household tasks.

 “Elvis represents the ‘point of the spear’ in Post 27 volunteer work," Ellis added. "If you add up his service hours it comes out to approximately. 2,000 hours of service."

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