American Legion Post 110 Boys State Program coordinator Wendell E. Parker (left) receives Virginia Senate Resolution No. 30 from Virginia Sen. Jen Kiggans (right) in Virginia Beach on July 27, 2022. (Photography by Bert Wendell Jr.)


American Legion Post 110 Boys State coordinator honored

Virginia Beach, VA

Wendell E. Parker, American Legion Post 110's Boys State coordinator, was honored with Virginia Senate Resolution No. 30 on July 27, 2022, in Virginia Beach, Va. Virginia Sen. Jen Kiggans, who is also a member of Post 110, read and presented the resolution to Legionnaire Parker.
The resolution read in part that "Lieutenant Commander Wendell E. Parker, USN, (Retired), has greatly served his community as Boys State program coordinator for the American Legion Post 110 in Virginia Beach, VA for the past 12 years; served in the U.S. Navy for 23 years with tremendous honor and distinction and retiring in 1992; and supported war veterans of the United States for 22 years through his membership with the American Legion." The resolution further stated that Parker in his role as Boys State program coordinator "facilitated one of the nation's most respected and selective high school education programs for the study of government and civics, in which participants learn by engaging in the functions of local, county, and state governments."
This resolution, as an expression of the Senate of Virginia's admiration for Wendell E. Parker's contributions to the Commonwealth, was agreed to by the Senate on March 3, 2022, and its patrons were senators Jen Kiggans, John Cosgrove and Bill DeSteph.

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