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VETERAN’S DAY: Sources of Support For Soldiers, For Veterans (For Wednesday)

November 10, 2009
Young JFK in Navy Uniform

Young JFK in Navy uniform

“SOLDIER’S DAUGHTER”
BY
RENEE ASHLEY BAKER

I, Renee Ashey Baker, am a “soldier’s daughter”…. I, Renee Ashley Baker, am an Army Brat (and an Air Force Brat)…. My father–Mr. Ashley–was an Army soldier and was awarded “good conduct medals”. (My father–Mr. Ashley–served in the Korean War). My mother–Mrs. Ashley–was a “soldier’s wife” and my mother–Mrs. Ashley–was a “soldier’s mother” (as my brother “James” served 20 years in the U.S. Air Force during which time he did “secret work” for the U.S. Secret Service)….. I, Renee Ashley Baker, fondly remember many childhood days spent on U.S. Military bases. I, Renee Ashley BAker, remember being on Scott Air Force Base (in St. Louis Missouri) attending “air shows” (on holidays) and going “grocery shopping” at the “PX” (every weekend). I, Renee Ashley Baker, remember happy teenage days “recreating” on Lowry Air Force Base (in Denver, Colorado) at the on base ‘bowling alley’ and at the on base ‘movie theatre’. I, Renee Ashley Baker (as an adult–as a young woman) worked on U.S. Military bases. I, Renee Ashley Baker, was employed at the U.S. Air Force Finance Center (located on old Smith Road in Denver). I, Renee Ashley Baker, was also emplyed at the old Veteran’s Hospital as a GS-2 and later got promoted to a GS-3….(I was a clerk-typist)…I, Renee Ashley Baker, am now and always will be proud to have come from a “military family”.

NOW BELOW….SOURCES OF SUPPORT FOR SOLDERS AND FOR VETERANS….

Blue Star Help: From Ollie and Donald Moran

I. MAIL DAY
Soldier’s helper Ollie, says, “The soldiers on deploy, especially in Afghanistan, look forward to “mail day”. So–why not show our soldiers how much we appreciate them fighting for our “Freedom” ? Why not send a soldier a greeting card? A “greeting card” will bring a smile to a soldier’s face on mail day”.

(Renee Ashley Baker’s Aside: “Hey public school teachers–why not have your student’s make “greeting cards’ on Veterans’ Day and send them to our soldiers overseas? Call it “CFS Day”. That is “Card’s For Soldier’s Day”….)

II. WHAT ELSE DO SOLDIERS NEED?
Soldier’s helper Ollie says there are many other things that soldiers over seas need. A “care package” containing one or more of the following items would really help:
1. Boot Socks (made of Alpaca wool)
2. Crystal Lite drink packets or Disney drink packets (they help bottle field water taste better)
3. Snacks Like: Nabisco 100 Calorie Packets or 8-20 Mini Coockie Packs
4. Spices (Great way for kids to help as they can take $1 from their piggy bank and buy a ‘spice’ ath the Safeway or Albertson’s Supermarket)
5. DVD’s (Movies
6. Video Games

III. Ollie’s Soldier/Vet Helper Website: Do visit Ollie’s and Donald’s Websites:
a. Home front Heroes
http://www.homefront heroes.us
b. Lost and Found
http://www.lostandfoundinc.org

PLUS…FOR COMMANDO AID

KOMANDO AID
http://www.Operationkomando.com (aka Kim Komando.com)

PLUS….FOR VETS RE-ENTERING THE WORK FORCE

TROOPS TO TEACHERS
http://www.ProudToServeAgain.com

PLUS…FOR VETS RE-ENTERING SOCIETY

USA COFFEE COMPANY
http://www.usacoffeecompany.com

The Deal: $3 of every bag of coffee sold by U.S. Coffee Company goes to the IAVA (the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America)

PLUS….FOR A VETERAN WITH A WISH

WISH UPON A HERO
http://www.wishuponahero.com

To Give or To Receive? This “wish granting website”, founded by Dave Dujenny, fulfills vets wishes such as: (a) A trip to Pearl Harbor for a WWII Vet (b) A bike (c) Eyeglasses (d) A prom dress

PLUS….FOR VETERANS’ FAMILIES

A ONE STOP SOURCE–MILITARY ONE SOURCE
http://www.militaryonesource.org

PLUS….FOR PARALYZED VETS

PARALYZED VETS OF AMERICA
WWW.pva.org/go petty

PLUS FOR VETERANS HELPING OTHER VETERANS

COMMUNITY OF VETERANS
www. communityofveterans.org

PLUS FOR SOLDIERS ACTIVE (OR INACTIVE)

GIFTS THAT GIVE BACK (TO SOLDIERS)

(a) FREE CELL PHONES
http://www.cellphonesforsoldiers.com

Donate your old cell phone to a soldier. You can erase cell phone data first at http://www.recellular.com

(b) FREE AIRLINE TICKETS
http://www.HeroMiles.org

(c) FREE VIDEO GAMES
http://www.popcap.com

(d) FAVOR WHILE YOU SHOP
http://www.goodshop.com

Good Shop is an “online mall” of all your favorite stores. After you are finished shopping a “percentage” of your shopping proceeds go to your favorite veteran’s charity (if you specify).

PLUS….FOR MARCHING TROOPS

WARM SOCKS (BOOT SOCKS)
http://purelyalpaca.com/MikeGallagher.html

PLUS….FOR RENEE’S VETERANS ….HONOR

WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA
www.

Bill Worcester the Founder of Wreaths Across America, wants to put wreaths on 27 million Soldier’s graves. Want to help? Contact: Bill Worcester at Worcester Wreath Company

PUS….FOR YOUR INFORMATION (A QUIZ)

Answer: U.S. Army General Ann Dunwoody
Question: Can You Name Americas First Female 4 Star General?

Answer: U.S. Army General Eric Shinseki
Question: Can you name the new 4 Star General appointed to head Veteran’s Affairs?

Answer: “Flyboys”
Question: Can you name George McGovern’s book about military pilots?

Answer: “McGruder”
Question: Name the Hero Soldier who fought the Battle of Okinawa ?

Answer: “Tommy”
Question: Name the Hero General last named Franks who fought the Battle of Iraqs and Afghanistan ?

Answer: “John”
Question: Name the Hero Sailor who rescued men from the PT Boat “PT 109”?

Answer: “Charles”
Question: Name the Hero Poet who wrote the poem “It Is The Soldier”?