In keeping with the VVA Founding Principal, “Never again will one generation of Veterans abandon another,” We would like to welcome ALL Veterans, and ALL Armed Forces personnel, their family, loved ones, friends and those who support them to firebase116.org.
Welcome Home Sisters and Brothers. Thank you for your service to America.
Please enjoy our humble website. You ARE Home! You ARE WELCOME here. We got your back. Anything that I can do to help you, let me know, feel free to post your request in the Forums or in an email to me; [email protected] I personally want to make this the greatest site on the Internet for America’s Finest. Slide into the Forums, enjoy the links and the pages here.
We all bleed red. We ALL took the same Oath…
And as Billy Shakespeare so eloquently put it:
“We few, we happy few, we band of brothers; For he to-day that sheds his blood with me Shall be my brother; be he ne’er so vile.”
We belong here…together. We are Home.
——————————————————————————————– “A Veteran – whether Active Duty, Retired, National Guard, or Reserve – is
someone who, at one point in his or her life, wrote a blank check made payable to
‘The United States of America’, for an amount of ‘up to and including my life.’” ———————————————————————————————
firebase116.org welcomes and is open to ALL of America’s Finest.
I have to say as a new member of Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing that it is one of the best things that has happened to me in a while. I am an avid largemouth bass guy, I’ve never fly fished before and I haven’t fished for trout since I was 15. Well, fly fishing is a blast, I’m liking it a lot. I have also picked up fly tying. I like tying flies too. My flies look as good as anything you can find!
Fly fishing and tying flies, hanging out with other Veterans that are dealing with the visible and invisible wounds of war. Our time together is fun, often quiet and peaceful, sometimes like a family, a little louder. Like laughing together telling stories at the campfire, or meals. The peace and serenity is amazing. Until you set the hook!
The local chapter of PHWFF meets:
2nd Tuesday of each month at the New Patriot Veterans Outreach, 10 Wachusett St., Fitchburg, MA
4th Monday at 100 West St., Leominster, MA
All Veterans and Active Duty are welcome to come on down. Join us.
Here are a few photos of us. Last summer in Maine and last weekend at Carbelas. And I would like to publicly thank Carbelas in Berlin for being such awesome hosts and sponsors.
The Wall That Heals will be in Leominster Massachusetts on November 3, 4, and 5. It will be open 24 hours a day for viewing by veterans and the public. Special remembrance ceremonies will be held twice each day. Help us ensure that this visit to North Worcester County will be appropriate, reflective, educational, and represent the experiences of those who served and died during the Vietnam War.
I am asking all veterans who served between 1964 and 1975 attend this three-day event. You are the direct link to the 58,000 young men and women whose name are listed on the Wall. We Will Never Forget. It is only the veteran who can facilitate the true meaning of service during these difficult times. You are the honest and clear voice that will give testimony to their legacy and service.
Please join your brother and sister veterans as we represent military service. These fine young men and women gave their life; we can give them a voice for three days.
I look forward to our meeting.
Yours in service,
Richard Earley, President, Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 116
Come out and listen to The Hot Fugue Sundae’s “Spotlight on Swing” show! I have seen this group numerous times, and they absolutely rock. Their show is wicked fun, they always outdo themselves and put on a show that is memorable. I have filmed and recorded them often. I have a few videos up on YouTube, feel free to check them out. You’ll be glad you did.