Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Barefoot for the Troops

Iraq War veteran Troy Yocum is hiking 7,000 miles across America, banging his drum and sounding the call for $5 million to help military families in need. Troy will host a Barefoot Hike for Heroes one-mile group walk to set a new Guinness World Record in Phoenix, AZ on Dec. 4th (registration will start at 8 am with the walk at 10 am. Preregistration is encouraged).

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If you are going to be in the Phoenix area, please consider attending!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Care Packs

Our pre-Christmas packing party was significantly smaller this year than in years past, but we know that the soldiers and Marines who receive the packages will be very grateful. I want to give a special thank you to the New Covenant Sunday school class from St. Luke's UMC who helps us year after year. We appreciate their faithful support.

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Get Ready for Christmas!

If you're like me and like to buy a new military Christmas ornament every year, you will love these. They also have stockings, candles and Christmas cards.

Friday, November 05, 2010

Veterans’ Reflections: Going to War in 1944

Unlike many of his fellow recruits at Camp Lejeune, N.C., in 1944, the 24-year-old Kushwara had volunteered to don the uniform and go to war. It was a choice, technically, but he didn’t consider it much of one. Though he had a perfectly good job at the time, he said, he knew his country needed him.

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