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American Red Cross Overseas Association Memorial Ceremony

10/04/2019 12:40 PM | Anonymous

ARCOA Honorees Help Keep Red Cross History Alive

The service of remembrance for those who have died in service to the American Red Cross is held annually at national headquarters. Each year, a wreath is placed in the garden at Red Cross Square at the foot of the statue commissioned by ARCOA and created by the world-famous sculptor of the Iwo Jima Marine Memorial, Felix de Weldon.  The sculpture was dedicated in 1959.  Its depiction of the three Red Cross workers reaching to help a fallen soldier embodies the spirit of the organization.

The American Red Cross Overseas Association (ARCOA) is an independent national organization that started post WWII in 1949.  It serves to renew and continue friendships created while in Red Cross service overseas, keeps alive the spirit that prompted that service, contributes to international understanding, works for the mutual benefit of members, engages in community service, provides services to members in need, acknowledges an outstanding humanitarian annually, and makes training funds available to members, members' children and grandchildren.

 

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