Museum of the Forgotten Warriors
Newsletter #43 September 2021
Today is the official first day of fall. Glad to have the summer behind us, even though it is still hot!
The newsletter is a bit early as to remind everyone we have a quarterly board meeting on Saturday, the 25th at 9:00 a.m. All are welcome
I did not go to Idaho as originally planned but the Bowens provided lunch on the 4th for everyone. Thank you so much!
Friday the 10th the local Blue Star Moms came out and put up over 600 American flags with pictures of those killed in Iraq and Afghanistan. Also, flags for first responders. The yard looked amazing. They also included 13 white roses in memory of those just killed in Afghanistan. Thank you, ladies. It was beautiful. It was the 20th anniversary of 9-11, and it was a very busy day at the Museum.
The chaplains from Beale AFB continue to meet at the Museum whenever they need to.
We have several events upcoming in October. On the 2nd and 3rd, the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association is having a BBQ at the Museum. I am driving to SoCal and flying to Scotland on Monday the 4th. I won’t be back until the end of October. Brock has offered to do lunch on the 23rd. My son, Brandon, will take the 16th, and Don will BBQ hot dogs on the 9th. I am sure you will all get along just fine without me for a month. This is the 3rd scheduling of this trip, but so far, it looks like I’m going. DeeDee is my travel partner. Many of you know her.
The ROTC kids from Lindhurst have continued to come around all summer and Benson and his little brother, Wilson, hang out on Saturdays. I hope you all saw the picture in the paper of our oldest volunteer, Austin, and the two boys, our youngest volunteers.
Soon, we will be preparing for Veteran’s Day, always special here. I hope the parade is a go this year.
Before you know, another year without Dann will have passed. It is still hard for me to not see him walk in the door. Thank you all for helping me keep this going.