Cal Atwood, once recognized as a veteran serving his country, is now recognized as volunteer serving his community. His impressive career includes that of a marine, an educator, a golfer, and a poet. Currently he serves a proud member of the Marine Corps League and is active in other veterans’ organizations.
He is also the president and board member of the Amelia Island Museum of History where he actively volunteers.
Like many veterans of World War II, Atwood is reluctant to talk about his experiences landing on the beaches of Iwo Jima, but at the urging of his family and friends, agreed to participate in the Amelia Museum of History’s Veterans History Project. The project authorized by the United States Congress, covers World War I, World War II, the Korean, Vietnam and Persian Gulf wars.
The Amelia Island Museum of History is the official partner archive of the Library of Congress. Trained volunteers interview veterans and other citizens to get first-hand accounts of wartime experiences which are available on the museum’s website at: www.ameliaislandmuseum.org.
HandsOn Jacksonville will be presenting Cal Atwood with the Service in Uniform at Celebrate!GOOD on April 19th!