Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Vietnam Veterans Photos Needed

This is a re-post from The Soldiers Angels Website.

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund and FedEx Partner to Collect Photos
For all 58,261 Vietnam veterans on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial

The following is from the Education Center at The Wall:

Behind every name, a story. Our goal is to collect photos for all 58,261 veterans on The Wall. It was thousands of individuals who helped build the Memorial; now we are calling on you once again.

Do you have a photo or know someone who has a photo for a name on The Wall?

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund is partnering with FedEx to collect these precious photos. It’s simple. Bring an original picture to any FedEx Office location (office locations, not shipping-only centers). They will scan your photo while you wait and hand the original right back to you. To download and print out the submission form, click here.

For more information and instructions on how to mail your photos, click here.

If you don’t have a photo yourself, spread the word. Ask family, friends, neighbors. Visit your local library to search for yearbooks. Ask at your church, or put a call for action in your hometown newspaper. For more information about this initiative, visit


Monday, July 19, 2010

Just Saying........

Life at the beach. Ah-h-h you say. I'll admit, the years here have been good for me. Now the winds have changed and I'm trying to stay on the lee side.

The winds of change are named BP. The faces of my kids, neighbors and friends are worried. Worried about the unknown, namely the toxic crude oil and dispersants that were spilled and sprayed
into the beautiful Gulf of Mexico, spoiling the water. No one knows what will happen to our sea life, wildlife, reefs, beaches, or our own lives for that matter. We have no idea how many years it will take the Gulf to recover.

I am a positive thinker and want to believe that we will conquer anything that comes our way. I always see the glass half full, not half empty. A lot of people would call me a fool for believing we can get beyond this disaster. When I think about that, I remember that God helps those who help themselves. I only hope we CAN help and that the recovery will be in my lifetime.