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Thank you to all the men and women who valiantly serve our country to protect our freedom. Congratulations to the 715 Veterans Association, Inc., based in Queens Village, New York, as the Association celebrates its Golden Anniversary and 42nd Annual Memorial Service and Luncheon on November 11, 2018. Kudos to you for your lifetime work to support veterans.  Freedom is not free. Lest we forget.

 

Also, I pay tribute to the five veterans in my family (Army, Air Force and Navy). The legacy of my late great-aunt, who spent her entire career as a U.S. Army nurse, inspires me. Moreover, I pray for the safe return of the Active Duty Servicemembers. May the veterans receive recognition for their service and sacrifice.

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I want to thank my late uncle Lee who served eleven years in the U.S. Army.  He never spoke about his time in the military, but I was and am so proud of his gift of service.  After his death, I received a ceremonial American flag and a certificate of honor in recognition of his service from the office of President Obama. I cherish both them.  But more than anything, I will always love and miss this brave, dedicated, and quiet man who was more like father than uncle to me.

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I want thank my Brother who serves in the Airforce

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I am a veteran of the US Army and a former Red Cross Service to The Armed Forces Volunteer. I am one of the lucky ones who is not a patient in The ROTTEN VA Hospital. Phoenix holds the record for the USA for the most number of veterans who died waiting for medical treatment. My thanks to all my buddies who served before, with, and after I did. A special thanks to Gary Senise and his Lieutenant Dan Band for all they do. He is this century's Bob Hope.

After giving several years to The American Red Cross, they threw me out as a volunteer. They told me that I sent inappropriate emails without telling me to whom and the content. They sent someone from Lansing Michigan to Detroit to inform me of a remediation program. The person who was to "remediate" me was unknown to me. No remediation sessions ever took place. I was criticized for breaking Red Cross rules by sending letters to parents and spouses of new enlistees (with my own stamps). The letters were sent to people who had not provided a working email address. The email and/or letter was to inform the parent, guardian, or spouse what to do in case of an emergency. The Red Cross is the only agency that can bring home a service member in the case of severe illness or death.

Some of the other Red Cross activities I participated in were: blood drives, visits to homeless veterans living in cardboard boxes or under bridges in downtown Detroit, playing Bingo with hospitalized vets at the Dingle VA Hospital in Detroit. I even helped take to non-ambulatory patients to a Detroit Tigers baseball game. I participated in a telephone drive with the local NBC affiliate to raise money for the victims of the floods in Texas and Florida. 

I appealed the decision to dismiss me as a volunteer. The process involved a number of Red Cross people. After waiting SIX MONTHS, I received a rude and condescending phone call telling me the dismissal stood. Gail McGovern, CEO of The American Red Cross was aware of some of the above.

 

The Red Cross does some outstanding work, but internally they are abysmal!!!

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My husband served in the US Army. I thank him and all those living and also those who sacrificed their lives. You have protected us all to live free because of your service. God bless to you all!! 

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Kudos to those who gave their lives and commitment to the military’s 

Today I would like to thank my husband Norwood Richsrdson who lived and died serving Veterans

Thank you to those veterans and families who helped me during the grieving process 

 

Thanks Deacon McNair and Patrick and Carolyn Williams for your daily support and love

support Female Veterans 

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Athanks a million 4 your skill and service from a veteran God Blessing  4 your members as well,.

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I support all veterans that put their lives on the line for us so we would have freedom. Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a brighter New Year.

 

 

Sincerely,

 

 

 

Terry Kiesinger

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My dad was a veteran of WW 2 and he always wore his Baseball cap with the Veteran on the front. 

 

I will I'll never forget the look on his face the first time someone came up to him in the airport and shook his hand and thanked him for his service.  It happened many times after that and he was always so pleased.  

 

Ghank a veteran anytime you can !  

 

 

Life's a Journey, not a Destination" Aerosmith
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1000w_q95.jpgSo grateful for all the veterans who put their lives on the line to keep us safe. Especially thankful and proud of my love, who served as an engineer officer in Afghanistan. #aarpsalutesvets

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