Mayor Ford Gravitt Recognized by Vietnam Veterans

The board of directors of the Cumming Chapter of the Vietnam Veterans of America honor Mayor Gravitt for his support of community veterans. Pictured from left: Tom Senior, David Murray, George Eidson, Secretary Gary Goyette, Mayor Gravitt, President Gary Ely, Jack Lynn and Marty Farrell.

The Cumming Chapter of the Vietnam Veterans of America recognized Cumming Mayor H. Ford Gravitt at its annual Board of Directors Christmas dinner on Dec. 7.

Mayor Gravitt was presented with a plaque acknowledging his five decades of “support and advocacy for the community’s veterans and their activities throughout the City of Cumming and the County of Forsyth.”

The plaque was presented to Gravitt by Chapter President Gary Ely who said, “This organization can attest to Mayor Gravitt’s strong appreciation for the service and sacrifice of the community’s veterans. He has demonstrated it in many ways during his long career in public service.”

Ely also noted that Mayor Gravitt recently led the effort at City Hall to approve the designation of Cumming as a “Purple Heart City,” recognizing all the veterans who were wounded during combat.

Chapter 1030 of the Vietnam Veterans of America meets the first Tuesday of each month at the Castleberry Building, directly behind the Cumming Police Station, at 301 Veterans Memorial Boulevard. Meetings begin at 7 p.m. and are open to all Vietnam-era Veterans.