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Armed Forces Day

May 19, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   Uncategorized   |   0 Comment

Today is Armed Forces Day.  President Harry S. Truman led the effort to establish a single holiday for citizens to come together and thank our military members for their patriotic service in support of our country. On August 31, 1949, Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson announced the creation of an Armed Forces Day to replace […]

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Mother’s Day 2018

May 13, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   Uncategorized   |   0 Comment

As you enjoy your Mother’s Day, please remember all of the mothers who are deployed, who are playing the role of both Mom & Dad in Blue Star Families, or who have lost a child in service to Our Nation and are now Gold Star Mothers. Here are pictures of me and my Mom. Your […]

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Volunteerism starts when we are young.

May 07, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   Uncategorized   |   0 Comment

Volunteerism starts when we are young. It’s never too early or too late to be a superhero. Your Neighbor, Jake

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2018 Volunteer Spirit Awards

April 22, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   Uncategorized   |   0 Comment

Going to the Volunteer Spirit Awards was a great way to end National Volunteer Week.  Here is a picture of me and Lou Young at the 2012 & 2018 VSA’s.  I won when I was 9 and Shakil Henriques at Wartburg won this year.  2 words about Shakil-resilience & kindness. Your Neighbor, Jake  

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Today begins National Volunteer Week

April 15, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   Uncategorized   |   0 Comment

How many people does it take to make a difference? Your Neighbor, Jake

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The Easter sisters on CBS This Morning.

April 08, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   Uncategorized   |   0 Comment

Please read this story about the Easter sisters on CBS This Morning.  All three sisters joined the U.S. Armed Forces, representing the U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Navy, and the U.S. Army, and have all attended (or are still attending) the United States Military Academies for their respective branches.  How inspiring! Your Neighbor, Jake

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Please help us provide children of Military Families

April 04, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   Uncategorized   |   0 Comment

Please help us provide children of Military Families (ages 2-8) with a brand new bike, helmet, and instruction manuals for safe cycling this Spring. (https://www.gofundme.com/starsforcars-org) Your Neighbor, Jake

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Today is the National Medal Honor Day

March 26, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   Uncategorized   |   0 Comment

Today is National Medal of Honor Day, commemorating the 155th Anniversary of the Congressional Medal of Honor. According to the Congressional Medal of Honor Society: “The Medal of Honor is the highest award for valor in action against an enemy force which can be bestowed upon an individual serving in the Armed Services of the […]

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Volunteering is easy! – The Magic of Storytelling

March 12, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   Uncategorized   |   0 Comment

Volunteering is easy! – The Magic of Storytelling Take a picture with your favorite book Use a hashtag: #MagicOfStorytelling or @ABCBeInspired or @FirstBook(Twitter), @FirstBookOrg (Instagram) Disney will donate a book to a child in need. (This ends 3/31/18). Your Neighbor, Jake  

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CBS This Morning

March 01, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   Uncategorized   |   0 Comment

Please watch this story about deployment and re-entry from @CBSThisMorning.  “Their service has meant missing milestones.”  This is why I keep going with Stars for Cars.   #ComingHomeCTM http://www.cbs.com/shows/cbs_this_morning/video/YOchK2mswGYwak0YryBvonjXD7DLJeI_/coming-home-marines-readjust-to-life-after-afghanistan/ Your Neighbor, Jake

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