To the editor:
Attention: Shelby County vets of WW II, Korea, Vietnam/Vietnam Era
Shelby County Vets to DC Planning 11th trip – Sept. 18-20, 2015.
If you have not yet visited your memorial in Washington, D.C., we want you to send in your application … NOW. The July 31 cutoff date is quickly approaching. We have room for some more of our vets.
What’s in it for you?
Three days to relax and enjoy the camaraderie of fellow vets, family, friends, and new friends. Our three-day excursion includes a leisurely trip to Virginia where you’ll be treated as the honored guests that you are: transportation, meals, accommodations and admissions.
An exciting day in Washington begins with a wreath-laying ceremony and changing of the guard at Arlington National Cemetery and continues through the day with Iwo Jima, Vietnam, Korea, WW II and Navy memorials. Back in Virginia, we wind down over an excellent meal, followed by an evening to rethink and remember this special day.
Returning home on the third day, there are things to do on the buses to make the time melt as we head northwest; lots of laughter and naps, we want our vets, caregivers, and volunteers to arrive refreshed and excited.
Not convinced? Ask a buddy that has participated on one of our trips; it’s all about you. I have not talked to one person that was disappointed, only that they hadn’t gone earlier.
We’d like to see you go with us. For applications forms (vet and caregiver): http://shelbycountyvetstodc.blogspot.com/.
Duane Mullen, Volunteer