The regional government of Normandy and the Boy Scouts of America is seeking to honor our great veterans of the D-Day invasions and the rebuilding of Caen, France. Each veteran will receive one of these special medals and the certificate. These were presented to veterans’ that were able to make the event on Normandy on June 6, 2014.

A stateside celebration in our nation’s capital is in order for these great soldiers.

Event Details:
Monday, October 13, 2014
Marriott Marquis – Washington DC
In conjunction with the Association of the US Army Convention and ROTC
Please arrive at 11:30 am, Lunch at 12:30 pm
You are welcome to visit the convention during the day and an escort is available to assist as needed.
We will sponsor one veteran and one guest for lunch. Any additional persons will be confirmed on a space available basis at $150 per person.

Due to the variety of abilities, the veterans’ will be recognized at their table with the Normandy medal and certificate brought to them. The convention and lunchtime meal will be accessible for those in wheelchairs or carts.

Please respond with your intentions directly to Jeffrey Berger with the Boy Scouts of America at 301-214-9102 no later than September 1, 2014. After that date, confirmations will be based on space available at the luncheon. If a voicemail is reached, please leave your name and best contact phone number.

Thank you! Thank you for your service. Please join us so we can never forget the sacrifice of others and your lasting victory.Regional Medal other side (2)Basse Normandie Medal (2)

VFW donates to playground project

Christiana Webster, lead singer of Kricket Alley, Paul Ziegler of VFW Post 3168 and Raeleen Ziegler, president of the VFW Auxiliary, were honored for their help with the benefit.

Francis J. Lynch Memorial VFW Post 3168 recently presented  a $3,000 check to the City of Waynesville to go toward the playground project.

Waynesville City Council recently approved an ordinance to work with Unlimited Play to fund raise and build a universally accessible playground, safe for children with all sorts of disabilities to play at.

Waynesville Mayor Luge Hardman said at Thursday’s City Council Meeting that this was the first major check the city has received for this project.

VFW Post 3168 recently hosted an event in May to raise money for the playground project. Kricket Alley was the main performance of the event.

Christiana Webster, lead singer of Kricket Alley, Paul Ziegler of VFW Post 3168 and Raeleen Ziegler, president of the VFW Auxiliary, were  honored for their help with the benefit.

Hardman thanked the Zieglers, Webster, and everyone who helped with the special event.

Unlimited Play is a St. Louis-area, non-profit organization that helps plan, build, and fundraise playgrounds accessible for all children to play at, regardless of their disabilities.

Hardman said that the City has to spend $200,000 to replace its playground eventually. The Unlimited Play playground will cost about $600,000, but the company will help the City fundraise $400,000 as a part of the contract.

By Mandy Matney

Posted Jun. 23, 2014 @ 10:44 am

Coast to Coast Ride for the Green Beret Foundation


Meet Mark Bryan everyone. he is riding for Coast to Coast for the Green Beret Foundation.  He started in Grayland Beach Washington on 28 July 2013 and he is a little over half-way on his journey.  You can track his trip and make a donation to his cause at the following website:


Donating to this website is simple fast and totally secure.  It is also the most efficient way to support the Green Beret Foundation so it can provide unconventional resources to facilitate the special needs of their wounded, ill and injured and impart unique support to the Special Forces community.  Thanks in advance for your support and please feel free to share this with anyone that may want to support Mark in his endeavor for America’s Heroes.