Memorial Day Ceremonies 2012

Specialist Robert Lowell, just returned from Afghanistan, receives a VVA Certificate of Appreciation from Richard Earley on behalf of VVA Chapter 116. 

Joining in the presentation is Specialist Lowell’s grandfather; an Army veteran of WWII, D Day, and the liberation of Europe.  The presentation was part of Memorial Day Ceremonies 2012. 

Never again will one generation of veterans forget another.

National Association of Senior Veterans

NASV.org

Memorial Day 2012 is coming soon. What better way to show your support than to join the Patriot Heart Program!

Patriot Heart Program

Your fellow Senior Veterans need financial help more than ever. 

Memorial Day is a time of reflection and your opportunity to change the lives of Senior Veterans in need.

Please give today to help support these Senior Veterans and show we will never forget . In addition, you’ll receive the satisfaction that you made a difference.

YES! I’d like to make a difference in the lives of elderly Veterans with my financial gift to the National Association of Senior Veterans – Patriot  Heart Program.

When you make a recurring monthly donation of $19 or more, you become a Patriot Heart Member, receive a “U.S. Veteran Flag“, American Flag, a decal, a patch, Patriot Heart certificate, and our NASV Newsletter.

To make a recurring donation,  CLICK HERE  or call 1-800-352 2919.
To make a One-Time Donation and recieve a flag:  U.S. Veteran Flag

$40 Donation – Receive “U.S. Veterans” Flag  – CLICK HERE

U.S. Flag

$20 Donation – Receive “United States Flag” – CLICK HERE

Feel free to visit our website at Vetsmatter.org

God Bless you and God Bless our Senior Veterans!

  Joe Solsona, DirectorNational Association of Senior Veterans – Veteran Support Center 

“Assisting Senior Veterans in Need”

NASV-Veteran Support Center| 5000-18 HWY 17 | SUITE #231 | Fleming Island | FL | 32003

Vietnam “Operation Babylift” (OBL) 37th Anniversary

“Operation Babylift”

Operation Babylift was the name given to the mass evacuation of children from South Vietnam to the United States and other countries (including Australia, France, and Canada) at the end of the Vietnam War (see also the Fall of Saigon), from April 3–26, 1975.

The end of the Vietnam War precipitated increased adoptions of Vietnamese children by American families. In April 1975, two years after the Americans signed a cease-fire accord with Vietnam, North Vietnamese troops spread through the South. The war’s end caused hundreds of thousands of citizens to flee the country, fearing for their lives.

With the central Vietnamese city of Da Nang having fallen in March, and with Saigon under attack and being shelled, on April 3, 1975, U.S. President Gerald Ford announced that the U.S. government would begin evacuating orphans from Saigon on a series of 30 planned flights aboard C-5A Galaxy cargo aircraft.

Visit Operation Babylift’s homepage by clicking the above graphic or right here.

Fort Devens Museum plans Armed Forces Day open house on May 19, 2012

DEVENS — The public is invited to the Fort Devens Museum’s Open House on Saturday, May 19, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., when Armed Forces Day will be observed with exhibits, talks and an opportunity to share conversation about the military and local history with others over refreshments.

The museum is located on the third floor at 94 Jackson Road, Devens. Follow the signs and balloons to the parking area. Guest speakers will cover a broad range of subjects and an even wider timeline than the installation’s 95 years of existence.

The event is free and open to the public. For more details, contact the Fort Devens Museum at 978-772-1286 or [email protected].