DHSS Collection for Central Missouri Honor Flights Extended to August 9th

July 26, 2009 at 11:24 am | In Uncategorized by admin
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Honor Flight Collection

The State of Missouri’s Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) Collection for Central Missouri Honor Flights will end on Sunday August 9, 2009.

Our WWII veterans, now in their 80’s and 90’s are dying at a staggering rate of 1000 a day nationwide – about 20 / day in Missouri!  Central Missouri Honor Flights are providing these great patriots with literally their last chance to see their war memorial.

On Tuesday, July 28, 2009, Barb Brueggmann, President of Central Missouri Honor Flights, will present a 20 minute discussion and video for DHSS employees in the Pine Conference Room, 930 Wildwood. I urge all DHSS employees to MARK THEIR CALENDARS AND  ATTEND.

Cash donations can be made in Jefferson City at Department of Health and Senior Services Buildings:

912 Wildwood …… Marti Thruston
920 Wildwood …… George Lauer
930 Wildwood …… Peggy Hartman
Knipp Building ……Terri Russler
1617 Southridge … Carla Kolb
and online at http://georgelauer.com/

Checks should be made payable to “Central Missouri Honor Flight“.

Click here for more information on Central Missouri Honor Flights including a link to the veteran’s application form.

Below is the CBS Sunday Morning episode that aired on September 24, 2006 and features Jeff Miller, a local businessman in Hendersonville, N.C., who started this campaign last year to send every World War II veteran in the country to the WWII memorial who wanted to see it.


Watch CBS Videos Online

Awesome Turnout For Holiday Card Making

July 19, 2009 at 8:26 am | In Uncategorized by admin
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Approximately 50 people showed up at the HyVee Community Center yesterday to help make Holiday Greeting Cards for the Troops.

Card Making Station

Each card is carefully designed, and work stations are set up with all of the materials needed.

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The final product of these labors are beautifully hand crafted cards ! These cards are sent to Chaplains who distribute them to very appreciative troops to use when writing back home.
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The Marine Corps League made an appearance and presented “From Our Hearts” with a generous donation!

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In addition to the media coverage from Channels 8 and 13 (above), The News Tribune also made an appearance and interviewed Martie Shea, President and Founder of “From Our Hearts”.
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Click here to link to News Tribune Coverage.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS! The next card making event will be August 16, 2009 at the Missouri River Regional Library.

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Click here to see all the photos I took at the event.

Missouri PFC Lucas M. Bregg Returning Home Today

July 16, 2009 at 5:58 am | In Uncategorized by admin
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PFC Lucas M. Bregg

Army PFC Lucas M. Bregg 19, of Wright City, Mo.; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; died July 8 in Baghdad, Iraq, of injuries suffered from a non-combat related incident.

The Patriot Guard has the flowing information:

PFC Lucas Bregg will be arriving in St. Louis, July 16, 2009 at Lambert Airport.
Time: 5:15 P.M.

Visitation:
Time: 4pm to 9pm Friday, July the 17th.
Flag line starting at 3pm.

Location:
Baue Funeral and Memorial Chapel
3950 West Clay
St. Charles, MO

Funeral Services
1:30 pm Saturday, July the 18th.
Final resting place at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery

Click to view Governor’s order to lower flags.

PLEASE KEEP THIS BRAVE YOUNG MAN AND HIS FAMILY IN YOUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS AS HE RETURNS HOME TODAY.

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