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The American Volkssport Association (AVA) is a non-competitive sports organization committed to Fun, Fitness and Friendship.

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Dear Friends of Col Charlotte Phillips, 


Arrangements have been made for Charlotte’s burial at Evergreen Cemetery, Cornwall VT according to her wishes: A service is planned at the Cornwall Congregational Church with Patriot Guard Riders present on Sunday, August,14 at 2p.  Immediately following the church service, her cremated remains will be buried with honors and presentation of the flag by the Army National Guard at the nearby Evergreen Cemetery, Cornwall VT. where Charlotte’s parents and brother are buried; After the burial an ice cream social is being planned back at the church. George Brewer and Joan Bingham have offered to be local contacts as needed. Should you need to contact them please call Karen at 210-659-2112.


If there are others you know of who would like to be notified, please do so.  It has been an honor to serve as the Agent for Disposition of Remains for Charlotte.  As you know , she was a remarkable woman, minister, soldier, and friend.  Perhaps we will be able to pay our last respects to her together and certainly in prayer as we give thanks that she and her faith were part of our lives.  

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Crazy Horse Memorial

Join us October 2, 2022 for the 9th Annual Fall Volksmarch at the Crazy Horse Memorial.

18th IVV Olympiad and IML Texas Trail Roundup

For more information visit the website.

21st Annual US FreedomWalk Festival

Come join us October 14 – 16, 2022 in Arlington, Virginia!


The America’s Walking Club online webinar for July is Wednesday, July 20 at 8 pm Eastern. It will last for one hour. Pre-registration is required.

Topics for this month include:

2023 Special Programs to begin January 2023

Updates on the 2023 IVV Olympiad and other special events coming up

Q&A on hosting the 2025 National Conference

Event Renewals

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