Troop Easter Shipment is on it’s way!!

March 28, 2009 at 2:09 pm | In Uncategorized by admin
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Jan with Easter Shipment
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Janice Lauer with Easter shipment she packed the night before.

We sent off the Easter Shipment this morning!

THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO MADE THIS POSSIBLE WITH DONATIONS, CASH CONTRIBUTIONS AND BY HELPING THE COLLECTION EFFORT!

The recipients for this shipment were:

Doris Kliethermes
Peter Friese
Eugene Bequette II
Paul Sale
Timothy Hartman
Devin Mauck
Thomas Pritchard

All together we sent 12 priority boxes (each weighting about 10 pounds) and one 1.6 cubic foot box (weighting over 31 pounds).  Items included: Easter decorations, Easter cards (some were handmade – special thanks to Lori Buchanan and family; and Calvary Lutheran High School  Rodney Britt and Denise Crider), greeting cards  and note cards (blank for them to use),  Little Debbie cakes, candy, nuts, trial mix, slim jims, beef jerky, gum, toiletries (range of items like sun screen, lip balms, lotions, foot powder, emery boards, innersoles, razors, shampoo, deodorant, handiwipes etc), puzzle books, games, toys etc…

As Easter approaches, PLEASE remember to keep these patriots in your thoughts and prayers.

Note: For this shipment we collected $258 in cash contributions, postage came to $180.10, debit from Valentine shipment was 44.56 which puts the Troop Fund ahead $33.34.

President Obama Plans to Charge Wounded Heroes for Treatment!

March 16, 2009 at 7:20 pm | In Uncategorized by admin
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This from Yahoo News –
The American Legion Strongly Opposed to President’s Plan to Charge Wounded Heroes for Treatment

WASHINGTON, March 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The leader of the nation’s largest veterans organization says he is “deeply disappointed and concerned” after a meeting with President Obama today to discuss a proposal to force private insurance companies to pay for the treatment of military veterans who have suffered service-connected disabilities and injuries. The Obama administration recently revealed a plan to require private insurance carriers to reimburse the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in such cases.

“It became apparent during our discussion today that the President intends to move forward with this unreasonable plan,” said Commander David K. Rehbein of The American Legion. “He says he is looking to generate $540-million by this method, but refused to hear arguments about the moral and government-avowed obligations that would be compromised by it.”

The Commander, clearly angered as he emerged from the session said, “This reimbursement plan would be inconsistent with the mandate ‘ to care for him who shall have borne the battle’ given that the United States government sent members of the armed forces into harm’s way, and not private insurance companies. I say again that The American Legion does not and will not support any plan that seeks to bill a veteran for treatment of a service connected disability at the very agency that was created to treat the unique need of America’s veterans!”

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