Thanks to all of you who helped in any way with the event at the Veterans Restoration Quarters this past Saturday morning.
The Land of the Sky UCC folks met with members of Veterans for Peace 099 and several veterans from the VRQ.
There was a flurry of activity as many "welcome home" baskets were assembled for those veterans who are transitioning from the center to independent living in their own apartments. Baskets were stuffed with
donated linens, towels, dishes, kitchen utensils, lamps, cleaning materials, brooms, tools and the like. There were some big items as well that got taken to the storage facility at the VA. A mattress, bookcase,
TV, microwave oven, etc.
There was a short program during which we got to hear from three of the veterans who told us their stories. We had coffee and refreshments and the children present made refrigerator decorations for the transitioning vets.
It was a worthwhile event and I wanted to thank everyone who participated.
"Every year I am moved by the stories of the veterans, and one of our members was very moved by what Ken Ashe had to say re: how the militarism of our nation impacts those who serve. She shared his words with everyone in church on Sunday."
--Rev. Amanda Hendler-Voss
Land of the Sky UCC
|photos by Susan Carlyle|