6 of the need 7 tickets have been purchased to bring 7 local servicemen home for the holidays. About 2 grand is still needed.
WONDERFUL NEWS!!!! So far, we have raised money to bring six of the now 7 soldiers home. We have purchased tickets for five of our guys and are waiting on sky miles (which doesn’t seem to be working out very well because of Delta Airlines - that's another whole story in and of itself). If we can’t get Delta to jump on board by tomorrow, we will be forced to purchase Garth's ticket. I have the need to put his (and my) mind at ease.
WE CANNOT THANK ALL OF YOU ENOUGH FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF OUR VETERANS AND FOR OUR SOLDIERS WE ARE GETTING HOME. IF NOT FOR PEOPLE LIKE YOU, WE WOULD NOT BE THIS FAR INTO THE MISSION. ALTHOUGH OUR JOB WILL NEVER BE DONE UNTIL WAR NO LONGER EXISTS, WE SO GREATLY APPRECIATE EVERY SINGLE ONE OF YOU WHO HAVE SUPPORTED THIS CAUSE BY EITHER DONATING MONEY OR PASSING THIS ALONG TO YOUR FRIENDS. PLEASE CONTINUE TO PASS ALONG THE WORD. OUR WARRIORS NEED ALL THE HELP THEY CAN GET . . . BESIDES, THEY DESERVE IT. Please remember to visit the "Info Page" for more information on how you can become involved. Thanks again and will see you on the wall soon.
Repost of original w/ address for sending contributions should you feel compelled to help:
We are reposting our post of 10-8-09 Along with an update. Don't you wish we could bring all our soldiers home? We can't, "YET". However we can, as a community, show that we care by at least bringing a few home to spend the holidays with there families:
TALLAHASSEE (and anybody else from anywhere else that would like to see this happen)!
The Vietnam/Legacy Vets MC M Chapter and the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter #96 are spearheading an effort to bring at least 6 (more if the community will support it) soldiers home for the holidays.
Their are currently six soldiers identified who based in Germany are currently deployed in Iraq. They have been in Iraq since thanksgiving day, 2008. Some are on their second, third and fourth tours of duty.
The military will fly them back to their stations "IF" they are able to get home. The "IF" is based on their ability to get a ticket home. Tickets home are going for $1200 to $1600 per soldier (and going higher as the holidays get closer) means that if the 6 are to come home they will need YOUR help and like NOW!
It does not matter about how you feel about the war. It is not about the war. It is about standing for those who stand FOR YOU. Yes the economy sucks but THIS IS TAX DEDUCTIBLE.
CAN YOU THINK OF A BETTER CHRISTMAS PRESENT TO GIVE TO YOURSELF THAN TO GIVE BACK TO THOSE WHO GIVE TO YOU??????
So even if you don't live in the Tallahassee area. If you live anywhere and just want to do a good thing send your Tax Deductible checks or money orders to:
Viet Nam Veterans of America Big Bend Chapter 96, 241 Lake Ella Drive, Tallahassee, Florida 32303-5572 VVA 96Add to Technorati Favorites