Wow with two WElcome
Home/Citizen Warrior and Change of Command of Returned Soldiers from
Iraq and AFghanistan of A Battalion and Brigade of ARmy Reserve back to back last two weekends,
it has been amazing. Thank you for the Certificates of
Appreciation and beautiful coin.(updates coming
weekly as we work with planning committee)
Moss, Col. Read, Denise and General Frink Jr.
Brownies that sold 100 Girl Scout Cookies
Change of command Soldiers sing
M. took an envelope of Cache Valley School District Thank You cards, REmember his beautiful card and photo he sent us after receiving
Christmas Care package? Kodak has kiosk on base in Iraq where soldiers
can have picture taken and printed for $1 to send home. They don't have
writing materials so we need to send them some.
WalMart donated two beautiful Full Sheet Cakes with Welcome Col. J.
taking over command of Army Reserve Brigade.
WElcome HOme for the soldiers of this Brigade
our favorite family
joined us at the luncheon. Everyone loved the Koopuwa juice
donated by MAAKOA. Thank you Colonial Flags too for lending us 20
flags the soldiers loved to put around Ft. Douglas And big
surprise LTC F. is home safe too and with his family.
I wanted to write to you today ... Also as I promised I will be home this Tuesday (I am in
Canada today) and will send something out...just give me an idea as to
what you want.
. Collin LOVES
America and is all about our soldiers I can assure you.
I will do what I can to help...just let us know
what that will be.
Bless you for what you are doing!"
Representing Collin Raye
"And thank you so much for remembering Letters
to Soldiers and most importantly our brave military serving overseas.
Yes Cpl J. from WEst Jordan, Utah is heading out to the
most dangerous part of AFghanistan with 980 Marines. He is the best friend of WEndy, Melanie's cousin who invited
us back to meet Colin Ray and also gave our DVD to Colin earlier this
year when we had lunch with Jeremy. J. is an amazing young Marine
that has not given up his faith after deploying before and having 2
wives leave him and he is only 29. We have put on 3 WElcome Home
Celebrations with free catered food from RUBIOS Mexican Grill and other
great restaurants, free ice cream, Cricket Calling for military
overseas, free stage, sound by best Taylor Audio, and many amazing
artists have written songs for the WElcome HOmes and performed from DAn
Truman of Diamond Rio, to Canada's #1 Country Independent ARtist Alison
Janisse who's song about a soldier written by a Nashville songwriter
Tamara Lynn, and mother of a soldier herself with PTSD, made it to #1 3
weeks in a row on the US independent country charts in 08, as well as
local artists like the Osmond 2nd Generation, Angela Winston, The Moleni
Brothers, Alex Boye, Pleasantree, Jaden Bliss and others. When J.
mentioned that he loved Colin Ray more than any other artists, and
introduced us to WEndy, we were excited to have a Utah hometown famous
artist like Colin RAy who has the most number of popular songs I have
heard of any artist that so many know and love to ask to Welcome Home
along with J.'s Marine Battalion, 600 other Soldiers from Utah who
are serving overseas till next July. WE would invite all military and
their families as our guests of honor to thank them for their sacrifices
and hope to raise with public ticket sales, the annual $16,000 we need
to raise to pay for the shipping of the Operation Ensuring Christmas CAre packages we ship each year to deployed Military. We have
shipped over 3,003 care packages to date. They are very special and a
copy of concert and packaging wishes from all in Utah are put into those
care packages for our deployed brave heroes. Please come see all the
pictures and videos on our site of what we have done since 2007 at
WE would love to work around your schedule next
year when your band is in Utah and have a day you could WElcome Home and
Thank our Military Servicemembers anytime after June when they have
returned from AFghanistan and Iraq. For some of these selfless men and
women, it is their 3rd tour away from home. They have sacrificed so
much for us and they so deserve the biggest WElcome HOme here in Utah,
don't you think? Please keep us posted of your schedule for next year
as you find out, and let us know what we need to do, to provide, stage,
lighting, really great sound by Shawn Taylor of Taylor Audio that has
donated his services with us since 2008, and what else we need to do to
work this out together.
Again Dave, Thank you for taking the time and
effort to help us thank our troops we all love, "
Welcome Home Celebration and Change of Command
Chaplain S. Denise and NEw Chaplain W.
Best MExican Food by RUBIOS Mexican Grill donated 220 lunches for the
Wow, What a spread!
write Sign Thank You Card Letters to Soldiers made for RUBIOS and
Commander wives and kids love 1500 4th of July WElcome HOme
Cards made by Cache and Logan Valley Schools.
All loved making a card for deployed military
loved Koopuwa Juice
WalMart donated the most beautiful custom Welcome HOme Cakes
Thank you for the Surprise Plaque.
"Volunteers are the Spice of Life" Banner and great T-shirts Rebecca our
Volunteer loves hers.
soldiers painted this on the Base ANd it is
one the T-shirt they gave us. Thank you Great Art Work.
Doesn't get any better than this.
"We are excited to have you as a guest tomorrow,
especially after all you have done for the unit. Everything starts at
9am at the high school, I would recommend coming 15 minutes early for
a good seat.
Also, we will not need the banners there are
already decorations setup. We will have a designated table for Letters
to Soldiers, that you can put up a banner and the cards. This will be
available for you after the ceremonies.
If you have any questions, please call me."
We are thrilled to have gotten
Rubios to donate the 220 lunches for the families of soldiers, Lindon
WalMart to donate 4 cakes, Capri Sun drinks for kids and eating
supplies. Thank you Pictures coming of the Amazing Welcome Home
Celebration!!! Rubios and Lindon Walmart really outdid themselves. What
a great lunch the Commanders, soldiers and families loved it. Thank you leadership
of Battalion and RUBIOS and
TROOPS CELEBRATION in Utah fell through so Texas friends picking up the slack.
Thanks LArry Wish Utah could plan something like this for our
Brave Men and Women. Maybe next year with Colin Raye's Manager?
were so honored to Thank Commander Edwards of the 4918 VFW Post for
their $700 in donations for shipping care packages, their help for the
past two years and for his dedicated service to the Soldiers,
Marines, Airmen and Seamen and their families for so many years.
His Daughter AMy with husband just returned from Deployement Sgt. N., his son in law helped us pay tribute to Commander Edwards.
He is very dear to all of us.
Thank you to
our dear friends Lonny Jensen, Peggy and Jeff and others of the Patriot
Guard Riders for your help in presenting this award in the most
honorable way at the VFW Convention. And thank you Airport Hilton
Managers for donating the Patriot Guard Riders' lunch.
Warner, VFW Chet W. wife accepted our Award Plaque for his 2 dozen
hand made Wooden Cribbage boards that were shipped to the Soldiers.
$10 STADIUM OF FIRE TICKETS FOR UTAH
TO LEARN HOW YOU CAN HELP THE TROOPS, YOUR HEALTH, YOUR FAMILY AND YOUR
sponsor of our Fundraising with getting healthy, fit and helping others
program for the military has already sold over 3,100 of these tickets to
military with Red ARmed Forces T-shirts for the whole family to the
Stadium of Fire.
Watch for our MAAKOA website coming soon. Ask us for a free donated
sample which MAAKOA has offered to donate enough for 1,600 care packages
to military this year.
We forwarded this to soldiers of
Units of Army Reservists. and they
were so excited to hear about it at their welcome at SL Airport last
I just had some ideas to run by you for the Welcome Home.
Thank you for your efforts with our unit and our FRG. We so
from Excelsior Academy in Tooele made the Airport Baggage Claim so
welcoming and the unit T-shirts looked so cool and we love our Blue
One you gave to us, thank you
loved giving the families expecting their soldiers back flags and
Col. and family that received the 105 special care packages
last October for the Battalion was really great.
designed the T-shirt drawing while serving in Afghanistan this last
tour. They are really cool.
WElcome Home huge Banners from Excelsior School and 4th of July cards from AF JR High were
a big hit!!
Fox 13, KSL and ABC4 were there to
) We hope that Freedom Festival people will give
a Thank you and WElcome HOme to the Army Reseve at
the Stadium of Fire. We also hope that they will have LEtters to Soldiers be there to help raise the funds
ship deploying military their care packages
this year like we shipped 500 care packages to these
soldiers last Christmas."
for the Military
The Board of Trustees of America’s Freedom Festival
has established a relationship this year with Maakoa and they will be
the Stadium of Fire presenting sponsor. The Board also discussed their
desire to share the event with Military personnel and provide specially
priced tickets to the event. It was decided to offer tickets to
Military families for $10 per seat and give the people at Maakoa the
opportunity to sell and distribute the tickets. We are pleased to offer
this ticket at a significantly reduced price only for those associated
with Military assignments.
The following items have been established for
ticket purchase and distribution:
1-Tickets can be purchased at the Maakoa corporate
offices at 727 N. 1550 E. Suite 100 in Orem, Utah between the hours of
8-4 pm during the weeks of June 7 to June 18. OR you can call Maakoa
Customer Service at 1-877-996-2256.
2-Tickets are $10 and will include a t-shirt to be
worn during the show
3-Military ID or dependent ID must be presented
when picking up tickets. Military ID # must be given when purchasing
tickets by phone.
purchased by phone can be picked up on July 3rd at the Maakoa
booth at Street Heat west of the Lavell Edwards Stadium. The booth will
be open from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
5/25/10 Can anyone volunteer this
weekend at our booth?:
WANT TO VOLUNTEER AND HAVE FUN AT THE COOLEST EVENTS FOR
LETTERS TO SOLDIERS NEEDS
VOLUNTEERS TO COME TO THE FUNNEST EVENTS:
Utah Scottish Association
Highland Games & Scottish Festival
June 11th & 12th Thanksgiving Point: The Scottish
Highland Games or "Heavy Events" are the modem continuation of this
ancient Celtic tradition. Each event you watch today may look like a
simple matter of brute strength, but each also requires excellent
timing, balance and technique (they also require a kilt!). All military
have been invited and if in uniform get in FREE. Concerts each
night, and all day, dancers, bag pippers, scottish food, and more.
There are seven traditional events: Braemar Stone, Open Stone, Weight
for Distance, Hammer, Sheaf, Weight over Bar, and Caber Toss.
visit the LEtters To Soldiers Red, White & Blue booth next to military
recruiters!!! "This is a follow-up on our phone conversation
Thank you for your interest in our festival. From
personal experience, I can tell you that what you do for the deployed
military is very much appreciated. I will be happy to provide space
for your 10X10 booth at our festival. As we discussed,
feel free to advertise that admission is free
for active military in uniform.
We should have plenty of room where the military
recruiters will be and you should fit right in. Festival hours are
5-10pm Friday the 11th and 9-10pm Saturday the 12th.
Setup and teardown are all day prior and immediately following the
festival. I will provide admission wristbands for you and your
assistant. Please plan to have your vehicle removed from the festival
grounds 1 hour prior to opening. I will send out a map of your field
location when it is complete. Feel free to call me if you have any
questions or concerns.
2010 Utah Scottish Festival & Highland Games /
2010 Cache Valley Celtic Festival & Highland Games
Utah Scottish Association
Second Vice President
Thank you Ashwani for
offering to sponsor and help with our booth with your Mortgage Company
"From our star teacher in Cache Valley School
District collecting all the 4th of July Cards for our Utah soldiers from
Logan and Cache Valley School Districts:
am so impressed to hear that our valley schools' letters are going to
something of such importance. There are many. I have read only a few and
they have brought tears to my eyes. I will call Lonny and
then give your number to my teacher friend. Her name is Ilene D. Should
she not be able to make the delivery I will contact you and see how I
can get them down there or if there is someone in between you know that
can meet me and get them to you. I have many letters, though,
about 1500 of them. Be in touch. Sherese"
"Just to give you an update, we have approximately
650 letters ready to send to you for distribution. We fell slightly
short of our goal, but wanted to send them now to make the deadline."
Thanks, FHS Community Leadership Commission
"Do not follow where the path may lead.
Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."
~ Harold R. McAlindon
Thank you Mr. YOung and AF
Jr. HIgh teachers and students for the banners and cards in your 3rd
year. YOu wonderful Pocket Flag program has donated 8,000 flags to
deployed soldiers. Great Job!!
From some of our STAR amazing volunteers
like Shirleen, DAV (Disabled Veterans) Auxiliary President in Brigham City, Utah
that made and collected from her auxiliary 476 hand made Christmas Stockings in
"Good morning Denice.
Yes I am the one here in Brigham City. I currently
have 656 stockings done. My DAV Auxiliary has been working on this. .
Thanks for all you are doing."
P.S. Sorry we cannot attend any of these events. Have
forwarded this on to someone that may be interested. Thanks for the
invite anyway See you in Oct. with Christmas Stockings.
Shirleen B. Brigham City" From our 2nd place Stocking
Maker/Coordinator of Volunteers with 476 stokcings in 2009!!!
"5/21/10 On our Director's BDay the best gift she got was knowing that
the Letters to Soldiers Program she started can be there for this MArine
Battalion of 1,000 while they deploy to Afghanistan this year with our
very special friend CPL J.
My name is Chaplain K.
I am the Chaplain for Marines.
CPL J. said he goes to church with you and
you wanted me to contact you about care packages for our Marines and
Sailors for Christmas, while we are deployed in Afghanistan.
Thank you for your willingness to support the
Marines and Sailors
I am also coping our Family Readiness Officer,
J. as he will also be a good contact source for you during
Thank you again.
know how appreciated you are and that our troops adore you and your
organization. I sent a laudetory email about all that you have done for
us to the new Brigade Commander the Sunday of our last Battle
5/18/10 Wow we love our UTah Schools and their teachers, principals,
secretaries, students and parents:
asked both Logan and Cache school districts to forward emails about
Letters to Soldiers and to have them ready by May 27. The first email
went out over two months ago, the last time we talked on the phone and a
reminder email went out this week (to all district personnel in both
districts). Also, as part of the email it mentioned that the school with
the most letters would get a prize. I am wondering what prize you have
in mind, two for each district. I also need to know where I can drop off
letters the following week (first week of June). I have a teacher friend
who lives in American Fork who has offered to drive letters down to be
delivered. Is American Fork where the letters will be delivered. Time is
getting short so let me know so I can plan ahead. Thanks, Sherese"
( I wish I had a teacher like you in each school district in Utah.
Have her call me when she gets the letters to American Fork and I can
go pick them up. It might be perfect for our airport Welcome with
Banners in June and then the rest will be used for the July 10th WElcome
HOme in Pleasant Grove catered by Rubios and Lindon WalMart for the ARmy REservists coming back from AFghanistan. This is just
I have an amazing set of prizes for the schools from Provo Craft
and Robert's Crafts of scrapbooking supplies and beautiful paper for the
winning school with the most 4th of July cards and look forward to
coming to that school before school lets out. If there is an assembly
going on let me know so I can come award the school, teachers and
students. We will be shipping 1,600 care packages this year to deployed
soldiers and marines and will need at least 16,000 Christmas Cards.
Thank you so much for your hard work and wonderful support for our Utah
soldiers, marines, seamen and airmen. With wonderful people like you
and DAV commander George Duke that for two years has collected cards
from WAshington County schools, we have had so many wonderful cards and
banners for our deployed soldiers to know they are loved. We have
collected over 50,000 letters and cards in 3 yrs.)
With just one Orem handful of volunteers Letters to Soldiers has been
able to ship over 3,000 care packages to deployed soldiers, marines,
seamen and airmen compared to the National 30 chapter organization
Operation Homefront our mentor that has shipped 20,000 care packages.
5/13/10 ODYSSEY DANCE THEATRE IN ITS THIRD YEAR OF DONATING
TICKETS TO FAMILIES OF DEPLOYED SOLDIERS: " The
families of the NG and USAR enjoyed "IT'S A
WONDERFUL LIFE" at Kingsbury Hall IN 2008
Derryl has finally had a chance to review your e-mail and can offer
up to 200 tickets to your (military) families, between October 13 and
30. If you can make the announcement and tell them the limit—it’s first
come, first served--that would be best. Then, you can provide a list of
names to us no later than 24 hours prior to the performance.
Derryl wanted you to understand that he is happy to help, but
Thriller is the production that carries us through the rest of the
year, and we need to sell as many tickets as we can.
Please let me know your thoughts.
Thanks and best wishes,"Annie
"Hey There, How have ya been?
am planning a new event. Military appreciation day on 09-11-2010.
Benefiting The wounded G.I.
Everyone in attendance will be required to write a letter to a soldier.
expecting 4000 to 400000. So I will need to talk to you in the future,
as to how this can be handled."
Thank-You...."Doctor Larry" C. Krueger, President of Texas Soldiers.
Mothers' Day Gift Baskets were loved by soldiers of Army Reservists, Thank you Neways, Nature's Sunshine, Lindon Nursery, Roberts Crafts, Salt City
Candles and others that helped make them special with your generous
donations. Pics coming!
I am attaching a flyer and Press release for the national Day of
Prayer. If you can get the work out to your social circles that would be
Have you heard about the program “Operation Hi Mom” sponsored by
canvasondemand.com? They will donate a canvas (from a photo) of
active duty military for mothers day. I saw it in a magazine.
Hope to see you at National Day of Prayer it will be an amazing
The next performances are Thriller in October. Do you want
200 to one performance or just over the course of the run? (we would
like to invite the families of the NG deployed soldiers this
year if they would RSVP) Thank you Derryl, this is so generous!!!
Annie of Odyssey Dance Theatre"
My name is Lonny and I'm a member of The Patriot Guard Riders in Utah. I
could not help but read your post to Kurt about the 500 Soldiers welcome
home. I know that our members here in Utah would love to be part of this
so much for all you do for us. "
J. FRG Leader
donating some candles for your gift baskets (for Mothers Day for
wives and mothers of soldiers coming home from 405th):. We do
have 80- 4oz candles to donate to your organization. I just need
to know where to ship them to. The candles are ready now
and are in the following quantities and fragrances:
12- Frosted Cinnamon Rolls
8- Banana Cream Pie
12- Blueberry Muffin
12- Carameled Apple
12- Fruit Tart
12- Homemade Root Beer
12- Pink Lemonade
Salt City Candle
are picking up All Natural Makeup for 80 ARMY Soldier Mothers and wives
International and Wonderful Women's Products from NATURE'S SUNSHINE.
WE sure love these sponsors of 4 years that also give so many products
to fill our soldiers' care packages each year. THank you to all
these wonderful local sponsors. Thank You Captivated Candids for
These gift Baskets Donated By
Letters To Soldiers.org
the wives of the soldiers from the soldiers coming from
Afghanistan. We thank you!
For 20% off any photo
session (excluding mini sessions and weddings)Cami Tribe, Captivated Candids
certificate can not be transferred. Can not be used with other
coupons. No cash back. Expires 1 year from issue date. Please
801.687.3885 to set up an appointment. Please mention
coupon when scheduling appointment and bring coupon to photo
We met with Unit of soldiers last night and mother of two soldiers and
leader of the family support group asked me if one of the schools could
make a banner for their fundraisers:
"Support Your FRG"
in big letters Thank you
The planning committee for Welcome HOme meeting Wednesday this week.
We are also collecting women's things like flowers, candles, personal
care products, gift certificates for the wives and mothers of soldiers
deployed for Mother's Day Thank you Nature's Sunshine and Salt City
Candles for stepping up with products so far. Did you know that Nature's
Sunshine wonderful Natural Supplements around for over 40 yrs now, has a
program called "Little Heroes" that has an NBA Basketball Camp for kids
and invites military kids for free? Check out their site. They also have
wonderful samples of a new powdered Energy Drink that they will give to
us to put in this year's soldier's packages.
school is writing letters to troops – we hope to get around 350 plus a
banner. How and where should we send them once we’ve collected them
11th Grade Dean
Kent Denver School
My name is April D., and I am a 3rd
grade Language Arts teacher at Tatum Primary School in Tatum, Texas.
I am interested in having my students create posters and cards to
send. I was wondering if I could get more information on this? If I
had my students make banners, where and how would I send these?
Also, If we made cards, what is the address for me to send these to?
I teach 115 3rd grade students, and I could have all of them create
3rd Grade L/A
I am the
sponsor of the National Jr Honor Society at Bedford Jr High
(Bedford, Texas). We are interested in writing letters to
soldiers. I noticed on the website that you were asking for
Fourth of July cards and banners. If the students make
banners/cards, where do we mail them?"
Letters to Soldiers,
I work with the
California 4-H Youth Development Program and coordinate a civics
conference for high school students. Our students will attend
this citizenship event June 25-29, 2010. I’ve attached an
overview of our event. We incorporate a service project into
each year’s conference and are interested in knowing more about your
banners for soldiers. Can you please send me information?
Patricia E. , 4-H
YD Program Representative
ANR-CA 4-H Youth
University of CA
3/25/10 Excelsior Academy Middle School made the most amazing
and very artistic banners to welcome home our soldiers: You pick the
winner: We hope to welcome home the 96th and the 405th ARmy
Reservists with these:
"We are interested in participating in the card and banner 4th of
July service project. We are looking for more information about the
project - dates, materials, etc. We have a middle school class which
focuses on service as part of the curriculum. We use Fridays as our
service days. We would love to set up a time in April for you to
come. We have 5 periods of classes which participate in Synergy
Thanks!" Rebecca Peterson Character Development and Service
Education Excelsior Academy Middle School (Thank you Mrs. Wood for picking up and dropping these off to us.)
"Hi! I am a teacher in Pittsburgh. I noticed that you
need banners from schools. I would like to do this for you.
Can you send me some more information? Thanks," Rachel Scholze
Look at the soldiers
welcomed home with these great banners: ARMY Reserve soldiers come
home from Afghanistan:
let me know the date asap when you get it so I can see if I don’t
already have something booked and come support your great cause.
thanks, Connie Operation Military kids."
o3/12/10 Thank you Applebee's for Dinner Certificates for Giveaway,
Rumbi Island Grill for 4 certificates, Cafe Rio for 4 certificates, and
Artic Circle for 150 2 for 1 certificates, Tucanos for Free Dessert
Certificates. Thank you Daryl and Annie for Odyssey Dance Theatre
tickets to give to our military and families.
Heard that you can assist with our homecoming
celebration - sounds wonderful. What do you need from us?
"Deadeye - Ready",
LTC T. Deputy Brigade Commander Army
03/04/10 The Army Reserve Commanders are very supportive and excited about
this WElcome Home for their soldiers. They will be putting this in their
newsletter, website and if we get Rockport State Park Reservation, they
will bring their families to camp, fish, and come with soldiers to help
set up huge tents. We need to have other volunteers come do this
for them, and put up 4th of July Thank You and Welcome Home Banners all
over. We are very grateful to the 405th. Our meeting at Los
Hermanos with Lte. S. and Sgt. H., and FRG Newsletter editor
H. was just wonderful. Thank you
2/25/10 Ricky Haynie, owner of All Access Recreation Club and former
military himself wants to offer his boat and wake boarding for the
military and their families.
02/19/10 Update Ryan Manager of Murray RUBIOS best fish
tacos with special sauce, great fresh salsas, and other great Mexican
food is talking to their District MAnager about providing food for the
event!! Wow they are the best tacos!!!!
Schools and Scouts on board with cards and banners: Cache
Valley, and other schools districts are making beautiful 4th of July
Cards and our School Committee Chairman Frank is coordinating.
"My mentoring group is going to work with our
fourth graders this Saturday on writing cards to soldiers, and I came
across your organization on the web. We would love to write Fourth
of July cards and make banners."
STEP Program, Washington, DC
Hello I am Stephanie from New York,
In April our Girl Scout community is holding a service workshop day. My
senior G.S troop expressed to me how much they would like to show their
gratitude to the troops overseas. I am wondering if we can have our
community help you reach your July 4th card goal. Any feedback and
information would be great, so we can begin to gather supplies and
Thank you, Stephanie
"We are interested in participating in the card and banner 4th of July
service project. We are looking for more information about the project -
dates, materials, etc. We have a middle school class which focuses on
service as part of the curriculum. We use Fridays as our service days.
We would love to set up a time in April for you to come. We have 5
periods of classes which participate in Synergy Service Fridays. (Banner
paper picked up for 9 Banners by teacher Monica Wood 03/16/10)
Thanks!" Rebecca Peterson Character Development and Service Education
Excelsior Academy Middle School
Our cub scout troop would like to send some
letters to our soldiers. We have currently about 100 letters ready
to send. How can we get these letters sent off to someone? I
see on your website that we can have you print and send one, but these
have children's handwriting and coloring on them so we would like to
send them. Can you help or recommend a contact for me?"
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"Denise, We have a great venue to help welcome home the troops and their
families. Kevin, who owns Rockapulco, the consessions at Rockport
Reservoir wants to offer up his facilities. Rockport is about 15 miles
East of Park City. We held our Rhythm & Blues Rondezvous there last
summer, and will do so again in September. The Rockport State park has
all the necessary facities, we have BBQ's, Water trampolins for the
kids, fishing, wave runners, boats, canoes, etc. If this sounds like it
would be a great venue, we will make arrangements with the ranger, who
will certainly support it. Call me and I will give you Kevin's phone
number, and you can talk with him direct. We all want to make this an
enjoyable welcome home for the troops and their families." Greg Daniels
(Planning Committee working on these potential plans)
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