Join the National Society in Celebrating Veterans Awareness Month!
The John Ashley Society in Las Vegas, NV participated in the
Veteran's Day Parade. The Veteran's Day parade in Las Vegas is the
largest Veteran's day parade west of the Mississippi river. State
President Rachel carried the C.A.R. banner along with former VP of the
Great Lakes Region
Lisa. The C.A.R. was joined by the S.A.R. State President and other
members of the D.A.R.
Rachel also attended
the Veteran's Dinner with two of her favorite Desert Storm Veterans
(Uncle and Aunt), and baked cookies for the US Army's 405th Civil
Affairs Unit in Las Vegas.
Many members of the of the Los Angeles-Eschscholtzia Society, Los Angeles, CA, participated in the 4th the California State Project, “Boxes for Our Bravest” which is working with the military support group, For The Troops located in Simi Valley, CA. Signing over 3000 holiday cards, volunteers provided this small gesture of gratitude for our active military stationed in Afghanistan and Iraq. Members also helped pack over 100 care packages filled with much-desired items such as toiletries, snacks, reading material, DVDs, CDs and baby wipes. This will be sent in time for the December Holidays.
The Martha Stewart Bulloch Society participated in a variety of activities! They hosted a fundraiser event at Kennesaw State University in Marietta, Georgia, in support of the Student Veterans of America. The KSU SVA members joined us as C.A.R. members hosted a two-hour bake sale at three locations on the university campus -- raising an astonishing $445.62 for the KSU SVA organization. They baked the goods, packaged the goods, and sold the goods, and can truly say that they were responsible for raising the funds, from start to finish!
The November Society meeting allowed members to honor and thank our veterans for their service to our country. Veterans from the Army, Navy, and Marines, two of whom served in Viet Nam and Desert Storm, visited with the society and shared their stories of military service. Thanking them for their service, they honored the veterans with a gift. They collected Christmas Stockings filled with goodies, and made “no-sew” lap blankets and delivered them to the veterans at the Atlanta VA Medical Center in Decatur, Georgia. Members and senior leaders wrote and decorated 45 personal “Thank You For Your Service” cards for delivery to military personnel deployed overseas through Project Patriot. What a wonderful month to be in the C.A.R.!