Militia members

Militia members mingling as their time at Courtland Festival Park drew to an end.

The Appomattox County Militia held a muster call and food drive at noon Saturday at Courtland Festival Park. The newly formed militia gained almost 50 new members that day.

“Boiled down to its simplest terms, the militia is regular people taking responsibility for and participating in their community defense. How this will play out in our community is up to you here,” Marty White, who sits on the militia’s organizing committee, addressed the crowd.

White said they’ll be lobbying to seek the Appomattox County Board of Supervisors’ recognition of the Appomattox County Militia. 

In a couple of months, the militia will elect committee members from each district in the county. 

The militia encourages citizens to be “directly responsible” for their county, neighborhood and family.

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