It is with heavy hearts that we share news of the unexpected passing of National Advisory Board member Pat Gualtieri. Pat was the Executive Director of the United War Veterans Council in New York, and was a tireless advocate for veterans and the troops.
Pat provided a great deal of advice and assistance with the work that went into creating Mission: VALOR. He was a sounding board, opened doors, and more as the concept for our organization was developed. He and “Molly” Levi truly were instrumental in helping develop and refine the initial start.
This weekend, this day, we do not ask for donations of any kind. We do not ask for volunteers. We do not ask for jobs or more.
This weekend, this day, we simply ask that you remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country, for this is their day. Raise a toast to them, honor them, and enjoy the food and company that goes with as such, as it was made possible by their sacrifice.
To the God in Man displayed — Where’er we see that Birth, Be love and understanding paid As never yet on earth!
To the Spirit that moves in Man,
On Whom all worlds depend,
Be Glory since our world began
And service to the end!
Final stanzas, The Choice, Rudyard Kipling
For those in the Midwest, Fresh Thyme Farmers Market is hiring! We are pleased to report that they not only have some very good food, but that they also want to hire veterans for any and all positions. Check them out.
There are some amazing things in work, and hopefully some news to share soon. Meantime, we need your help and are prepared to offer some nice things in exchange for your donations.
For a donation of $250 or more, you can get all four of these books autographed by Michael Z. Williamson. If you donate $350 or more, we will come up with something more to go with this.
We still have a limited number of signed prints by Nick Searcy. A donation of $50 gets you one; and, while supplies last, you can have both for an $85 donation.
We also have a Seal of Honor gift pack for anyone donating $50 or more.