To Honor and Remember……

July 22, 2010 at 3:46 pm | Posted in General Troop Support, Veteran Support | Leave a comment
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Soldiers Angel Lisa Palmer, organized a beautiful Balloon Release to honor & remember the fallen heroes from Washington …the 5-2 Stryker Brigade, the 81st BDE, The Tomahawks, etc.
Saturday morning started off with the  Run to Remember group, finishing up at Pioneer Park and celebrating the birthday of fallen hero Spc. Anthony Paci before participating in the Balloon Release.  Words can’t really describe this gathering except to say it was love in all of it’s splendor.  I feel very blessed to have been a witness to such heart and to have had the opportunity to stand with these brave families to honor our heroes. It was overwhelming on so many levels.  Thanks Lisa for working so hard to make sure there was reverence in every little detail and for providing an opportunity to come together as a community in support of our Gold Star families to honor and remember.

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Gold Star Mothers Julie Aamot and Helene Paci …(Spc. Aaron Aamot and Spc. Anthony Paci)
Gold Star Wife Erica Paci
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Chaplain Gary Lewis, who arrived home a couple of days ago,  leads us in a moment of silence and Prayer.

It’s important for us all to make each day an opportunity to show our support, to honor and remember and walk the walk of gratitude.  Gold Star families….we continue to keep you in our hearts and prayers.

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Vets Help at Soldiers’ Angels Warehouse

July 22, 2010 at 3:23 pm | Posted in Fisher Houses, General Troop Support, Veteran Support | Leave a comment
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SAN ANTONIO, July 21, 2010 –

Soldiers’ Angels celebrated the grand opening of its first permanent, Angel-managed facility in support of America’s service members, wounded, veterans, and their families with what is expected to be the largest exhibit on the war on terrorism since 2003, as seen through the eyes of America’s heroes and those who support them.

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First permanent Angel-operated warehouse is opened near Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas. Courtesy Photo

“Salute to Heroes and Angels” is an exhibit spotlighting America’s military men and women who continue to serve in wartime, and the homefront patriots who help ensure they are loved and supported.  Framed by 9-foot canvas murals, the installation includes interactive video screens, photos, letters from the troops, stories of fallen heroes, highlights of the dozens of Soldiers’ Angels teams and projects, plaques and certificates documenting the organization’s impact, and opportunities for visitors to record their own stories on video, join Soldiers’ Angels, or request support for a service member or veteran.

Soldiers’ Angels proudly announced the opening, staffed by four recent veterans and Angel volunteers on March 12-13, 2010.  The warehouse consolidates and streamlines SA’s extensive packing, shipping and screen-printing activities in support of the troops, reducing the organization’s overhead expenses and providing an employment opportunity for veterans.

“It’s a better bang for benefactors’ bucks,” explains Soldiers’ Angels Operations Manager Toby Nunn, who oversaw development of the warehouse.  Located across the street from Brooke Army Medical center in San Antonio, Texas—a city with the highest concentration of wounded and other active duty soldiers in the United States—the 10,000-square-foot facility reduces shipping costs for SA by its proximity to one of the largest targets of SA’s troop support efforts.

In addition to the reduction in overhead, the cost of paying for the warehouse staff itself fits the mission of Soldiers’ Angels by supporting veterans.  “Staffing it with recent veterans helps provide a soft-landing for their transition to civilian life,” Nunn explains.  “It surrounds them with like-minded people as they learn the corporate world.”  This is especially helpful for those who may be struggling, Nunn says with enthusiasm. “You can’t say, ‘You don’t get it.’ Because you’re looking at a bunch of people who do.”

See more of the story here >> Soldiers’ Angels Warehouse

Thank you Green Gables Elementary!

July 19, 2010 at 6:24 am | Posted in Fisher Houses, General Troop Support, Veteran Support | Leave a comment
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On June 16 Soldiers Angel Erin Sitterly accepted a $500.00 check from Green Gables Elementary!  The students raised the funds through their Penny Harvest Program which is a unique program whereby Students “harvest” pennies and choose a charity that will benefit. The program also encourages the students to be a part of the process when it comes time for the organization to use the funds.   Thanks to a great suggestion we will be using the money to purchase blankets from the Angel Store that the students can help make for the wounded! It’s definitely a gift that will keep on giving!! Thank you Erin for taking time from your busy schedule to visit the school, accept the check and speak to the students!  Check out the story here

Green Gables teacher Amy Thompson presents a check to Erin Sitterly of Soldiers’ Angels, after giving a check to Lili Allala and Margery Godfrey (background) from Friends of the Hylebos - Andy Hobbs/The Mirror

BALLOON RELEASE Honor and Remember……

July 5, 2010 at 6:51 pm | Posted in General Troop Support, Veteran Support | Leave a comment
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Soldiers’ Angels is honored to be a part of this event to honor and remember our fallen heroes from the 5-2 Stryker Brigade.  Balloon Release

The Memorial is on July 17th at Pioneer Park in Steilacoom. Arrive by 10am, launch at 11am sharp. Balloons/paper notes/pens provided. But you can bring your own if you want. You don’t want to miss this special event. It is open to all who would like to honor someone they have lost.  POC for the event is Lisa Palmer > See event listing http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=120455651332648&ref=mf

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