Care Package Project helps the troops overseas!
We currently ship over 1000 care packages five times a year
to Marines stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan.
'Em Home helps our troops spend the holidays with their
families. Your tax deductible donation can help pay for a
plane ticket for military personnel that can't afford to come
home to be with their family for the holidays.
Mail for Heroes delivers greetings to U.S. Military Members
and Veterans. The public can participate in the campaign by
sending holiday cards with personal messages to a special
post office box from Monday, Nov.r 2 through Monday, Dec.
Homefront supports the troops and helps the families they
leave behind. Visit their site to donate or find other ways
to help this holiday season.
of Valor. Sgt. Klay South was critically wounded November
11, 2004. After his experience he has made it his goal to
help others going through the same trials. Learn about their
backpack program and click the donate link to find out how
you can help.
Flight of the Quad Cities flies America's veterans to
Washington, D.C. to visit the memorials dedicated to honoring
their sacrifices. Top priority is given to survivors of WWII
and any veterans with a terminal illness who wish to visit
||Teri Johnson's son Army Cpl. Jason Pautsch
was killed April 10, 2009, while serving in Mosul, Iraq. She
now turns her grief into something positive for other members
of the military stationed overseas by sending custom
care packages at no charge to any military person who
Illinois WWII Veterans Classroom Project
Rock Island High School was fortunate to be one of eight schools
in Illinois to receive a grant to interview veterans and post
their edited stories online. We have a great many local "heroes"
here in the Quad Cities. A recurring theme seems to be their modesty
when interviewed. In some way they all say something to the effect
that they "Are proud to have served their country in some
small way". They are an amazing generation and their stories
be viewed here.
Bert is our new hero. This guy has gone to the Dallas/Ft. Worth
Airport 300 times to welcome troops home from Iraq and Afganistan...
300 times in the LAST YEAR. It’s a program the airport started
called Welcome Home A Hero. And he believes it’s worth it.
We had many calls today after our interview with Bert from soldiers
who were part of a welcome. Some talked about how great it made
them feel, some got emotional, and some commented on how contagious
it was, with busy travelers stopping to applaud the returning
soldiers. Bert’s story was captured on ABC News.
of the Week: Bert Brady
HOW CAN WE ALL SHOW OUR SUPPORT?
Good question. Bert’s group consists of fellow vets, family
and friends of soldiers, and compassionate individuals who have
learned of the welcome home and wanted to help. It’s not
the same people every time (except Bert of course), but enough
care every time. He told us, “Sometimes it 8 of us, sometimes
The information will come from you, so talk to your neighbors,
and friends who know someone serving. They deserve a welcome home,
a thank-you, and a salute. We’ve had success with the Patriot
Guard events, and even welcome home motorcade salutes in limited
form. We’d like to see it get bigger.
We think this is worth it.
All Era Veterans Healing Field Of The Quad Cities
All Era Veterans Healing Field Of The Quad Cities supports and
is comprised of people from all of our local military organizations
including all 5 branches of the U.S. Military, the Patriot Guard
Riders, Marine Moms, American Legion Riders and so on.
All working in conjunction with each other to support our active
duty military members, their families and in honor and remembrance
of those who've paid the ultimate price for our freedom, including
Welcome Homes, Send Offs, escorts, nursing home visits, Jason's
Box, local parades, numerous other events as well as the Healing
Field event itself held every August at Davenport Memorial Park.