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Bugles Across America – EchoTaps Worldwide Project Director for Minnesota
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and Bugles Across America are jointly conducting EchoTaps Worldwide on Armed Forces Day 2007 (Saturday, May 19). I have volunteered to coordinate the event at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis. I am contacting Minnesota representatives of each of the Veterans Service Organizations chartered by the U.S. Congress to ask you to recommend a Color Guard that will volunteer to carry your organization’s flag at the event.
Please forward this e-mail to the appropriate person or unit in Minnesota.
In order to keep this e-mail as brief as possible, I have inserted links to relevant information. Here is the “Minnesota page” for EchoTaps Worldwide ...
The Director of the Fort Snelling National Cemetery has approved our preliminary program, which is available here ...
We will post the unit’s information in two sections of our Reference Forum ...
1) Announcements & Publicity for the Minnesota event
2) Confirmed Color Guards and Honor Guards
I would very much appreciate it if you would forward this e-mail to an appropriate Color/Honor Guard unit of your choosing within your organization. I can then work directly with the unit to answer questions, provide additional information, etc.
Also, any of your members who are Horn players or Bagpipers and wish to participate in rendering Cascade Taps at the event can find out more information here ...
Jeff Seeber – On behalf of The Minnesota Platoon
MY HUSBAND OF 42 YEARS DIED 3 MONTHS AGO AT THE AGE OF 63.HE WAS A VIETNAM VETERAN. GREEN BARRET SPECIAL FORCES. I HAD TO PAWN OUR TRUCKS TITLE TO HAVE HIM CREAMATED SO WE COULD BURY HIM IN CHATTANOOGA MILLITARY CEMETARY. I CAN NOT BELIEVE THAT OUR GOVERNMENT AND THE COUNTRY HE LOVED SO MUCH DISRESPECTED HIM AFTER ALL HE DID. EXPOSED TO AGENT ORANGE AND BECAUSE OF IT HAD ALOT OF SUFFERING SINCE HE CAME HOME. A VERY LONG AND SLOW DEATH. THEY SAID GOVERNMENT WOULD PAY $250.00 AND A BURIAL PLOT BUT I HAVE NEVER RECIEVED THE MONEY.I AM LEFT ALONE WITHOUT THE MOST WONDERFUL MAN I EVER NEW.ONLY ALL THE DOCTOR NURSING HOME AND HOSPITAL BILLS WHICH I DON'T KNOW HOW I WILL EVER PAY FOR. DOES ANYONE OUT THERE KNOW HOW I CAN GET HELP? WENT TO THE V.A. OFFICE AND BROUGHT HIS DEATH CERTIFICATE AND THE MAN WORKS THERE SAID HE WILL TRY TO HELP ME GET A PENSION FOR HIM BUT GUESS I BETTER NOT HOLD MY BREATH. THANK YOU FOR THE ADVICE OR WHAT EVER.
HUSBAND WAS: CLIFTON S. BENNETT,JR
Larry Dwayne Piggee passed away on July 17,2006 in Benton Harbor,Mich.He was my friend and I will miss him.Larry served in Vietnam from November,1966 to November,1968 and was the recipient of the Purple Heart
Hello, I am a widow of a vietnam veteran. I applied for widows benefits. I have been denied. They said I had to married for a year which I was not but I lived with my husband for 25 YEARs before his death. I want to find out where it says you have to married a year. Can you help me? I am going to appeal this. Please let me know where I can get help. Thank-You,
Barbara Damelio [[email protected]]
My name is John Anthony and I am an Australian Veteran and I served in Vietnam in 1966 with the 1st Field Squadron, Royal Australian Engineers,
at Nui Dat. I am coming to Washington to see the Vietnam Memorial wall in mid October this year . Is anyone interested in meeting myself and son, while we are in Washington DC ?
If so, I'd appreciate it.
Do you have a old and frazzled flag that's laying around your office or home and you just don't know what to do with it? Then send it to us! We will properly dispose of it according to federal laws.
Who are we? Visit our website at http://www.kitchentablegang.org for details about us and what we are doing to help veterans and our soldiers overseas, and giving proper respect for ol'glory.
The Kitchen Table Gang Trust will retire your tattered, worn out and frayed American flags with honor! Anything else is desecration!
Just send your flags to the non-profit Kitchen Table Gang Trust, 42922 Avenue 12, Madera, CA 93638-8866 and we will dispose of your flags in a proper and dignified manner with full honors and dignity pursuant to the United States Flag Code Section 8K (PL93-344). The Kitchen Table Gang (formed 15 years ago) is a "rag-tag" bunch of patriotic military types helping hospitalized veterans and soldiers overseas.
Our flag retirement ceremonies are held on Flag Day, June 14th each year and are conducted by GySgt Dan Kelley USMC and an all volunteer military honor guard with Boy Scouts assisting. The Kitchen Table Gang Trust also has a nationally recognized educational program for our young people and students, teaching them the history, traditions and respect for our national emblem.
When you send us a flag, we'd sure appreciate it if you would enclose a tax deductible donation for this service which allows us to continue and expand our many programs. We do good things with your contributions.
We are located at the junction of Highway 41 and Avenue 12 just down from the world famous red, white, and blue barn on the way to Yosemite National Park.
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