The West Virginia State Civilian Conservation Corp Museum Association was represented at the dedication of the CCC Legacy Commemorative Wall and Interpretive Center, Sunday, Sept. 15, in Edinburg, Va.
Jimmy Ray Walters and Yoi Coberly of Beverly were the representatives at the 80th Anniversary of the Civilian Conservation Corp event. Nine CCC alumni from across the nation, including Raymond Daugherty of Mathias, W.Va., who served in the CCC at Camp 1924 Camp Hardy. The delegation met with various members of the George Washington National Forest, President of the CCC Legacy Joan Sharpe, board members and patrons.
Walters wore proudly his West Virginia State CCC Museum sweatshirt and apparel.
From left are Katie Donahue, assistant superintendent of George Washington National Forest for the U.S. Forest Service; Jimmy Ray Walters, board member of the West Virginia State CCC Museum and Mountain State Forest Festival CCC float chair; and Joan Sharpe, president of CCC Legacy and editor of the CCC Legacy Journal Magazine.
"We were happy to represent West Virginia at the National CCC 80th CCC Anniversary program," he said. "It was a fitting tribute to a great generation who rebuilt our infrastructure during the Great Depression and who won World War II to save freedom."