Thanksgiving Day Shipment is ON ITS WAY!

November 14, 2009 at 2:02 pm | In Uncategorized by admin
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Hand Made Card from Brandon, student at Steelville R-3 Middle School

Card made by Brandon, student at Steelville R-3 Middle School

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Inside of Card

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The Thanksgiving Day Shipment is on its way!  The card above was just one of 78 handmade cards from Jennifer Whitson’s students at Steelville R-3 Middle School that were included in the shipment.

78 Hand Made Cards from Steelville R-3 Middle School

78 Hand Made Cards from Steelville R-3 Middle School



Here are a few more selected at random – they all were precious!

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Also included were 6 large hand made posters from Ms. Lorie Johnson’s 3rd Grade Class at Cole R-V Elementary in Eugene, Missouri.

Poster from 3rd Grade Class at Cole R-V in Eugene, Mo

Poster from 3rd Grade Class at Cole R-V in Eugene, Mo



Poster from 3rd Grade Class at Cole R-V in Eugene, Mo

Poster from 3rd Grade Class at Cole R-V in Eugene, Mo



Poster from 3rd Grade Class at Cole R-V in Eugene, Mo

Poster from 3rd Grade Class at Cole R-V in Eugene, Mo



Poster from 3rd Grade Class at Cole R-V in Eugene, Mo

Poster from 3rd Grade Class at Cole R-V in Eugene, Mo



Poster from 3rd Grade Class at Cole R-V in Eugene, Mo

Poster from 3rd Grade Class at Cole R-V in Eugene, Mo



Poster from 3rd Grade Class at Cole R-V in Eugene, Mo

Poster from 3rd Grade Class at Cole R-V in Eugene, Mo



Finally, the youngest group of kids to make cards were Katie Finley’s First Grade Class at Bartley Elementary in Fulton, Missouri. Here are just a few of the 19 cards these precious little people made.

1st Grade Class at Bartley Elementary Fulton, Mo

1st Grade Class at Bartley Elementary Fulton, Mo



1st Grade Class at Bartley Elementary Fulton, Mo

1st Grade Class at Bartley Elementary Fulton, Mo



1st Grade Class at Bartley Elementary Fulton, Mo

1st Grade Class at Bartley Elementary Fulton, Mo



1st Grade Class at Bartley Elementary Fulton, Mo

1st Grade Class at Bartley Elementary Fulton, Mo



1st Grade Class at Bartley Elementary Fulton, Mo

1st Grade Class at Bartley Elementary Fulton, Mo



1st Grade Class at Bartley Elementary Fulton, Mo

1st Grade Class at Bartley Elementary Fulton, Mo



1st Grade Class at Bartley Elementary Fulton, Mo

1st Grade Class at Bartley Elementary Fulton, Mo



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1st Grade Class at Bartley Elementary Fulton, Mo

1st Grade Class at Bartley Elementary Fulton, Mo



1st Grade Class at Bartley Elementary Fulton, Mo

1st Grade Class at Bartley Elementary Fulton, Mo



Christine Ketterer made 6 more scarves for those who did not get them on the last shipment.

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Diane Wehrle sent 7 vacuum packed bags of Homemade Cookies.

Vacuum Packed Homemade Cookies and other Goodies

This shipment also included 39 Christmas Stockings for Chaplain (CPT) Javon Seaborn of the 10th Transportation Battalion.

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In total we mailed 17 Priority Packages: 16 to our soldiers and one containing the stockings to Chaplain (CPT) Javon Seaborn.

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We had 14 soldiers in the current mailing:

Dominic Butel
Specialist Christopher L. Cade
Travis M. Cook
PFC Brent Dunlap
SPC Ryann Gilmore
SSG Michael Goll
William Harrison
Anthony Hart
Major Norman E. James
Kurtis Schatzer
Darren Johnson
LCPL Tyner, Brian
Sgt.Travis Pogue
Lt.Jeremy Preston

Two of our new people (Ryann and Dominic) received a second package.

We entered this shipment with $132.18 left from Halloween, collected an additonal $340.50 and spent $204.00 in postage.  This leaves us with $268.68 as we enter the Christmas drive.

Thanks to everyone who donated items, contributed cash, or helped out.

Special Troop / Veteran Events for November

November 6, 2009 at 6:47 pm | In Uncategorized by admin
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November is full of special dates and events honoring our service men and women. The first of which is Veterans Day 11/11/2009.

Here is some of what the Department of Veterans Affairs has to say about Veterans day:

Veteran’s day began in the last days of WWI when an an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, between the Allied nations and Germany went into effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. For that reason, November 11, 1918, is generally regarded as the end of “the war to end all wars.”

It wasn’t the end of all wars, but that date is still honored as Veterans day.

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To honor our Veterans, Applebee’s will let them eat for free. For Details visit http://applebees.com/vetsDay/default.aspx

Then on November 14 there are two events.

The first is the 2nd Annual Stand Down Event in Warrenton, Missouri.  Here is how the VFW describes it:

The Missouri Career Center – Warrenton and the American Legion are hosting the Second Annual Stand Down Thanksgiving Dinner on Saturday, November 14th from 10am-4pm. The military term “Stand Down” describes the movement of soldiers in combat to a safe place for rest and recovery. This annual, community-supported event provides outreach, information, and social services to the area’s veterans and other citizens who are homeless or are in need. All participants will enjoy a turkey dinner and access to a veteran’s benefits specialist, medical and legal services, job-searching assistance, and new warm clothing and other necessities. Last year’s event had over 200 attendees and the expectation is to exceed that number this year.

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Then, also on November 14th is the 5th Annual Armed Forces Dinner Dance sponsored by the  Wentzville American Legion, American Legion Riders Chapter 313.  Click here to visit my prior posting on September 6, 2009  for details.

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Finally, Military Appreciation day is 11/16/09/.  On that day, Veterans can eat free at Golden Corral.  Visit: http://www.goldencorral.com/military/ for more details.