‘SPONSOR A VET’ PROGRAM PLANS TRIP TO WASHINGTON MEMORIAL
by Robert Brum
State Sen. Greg Ball (R,C,I-Patterson), Heroes in Transition, and the Military Order of the Purple Heart, Chapter 21, are asking the public to “sponsor a vet” to help them send more than 100 World War II veterans to visit the World War II memorial in Washington, D.C., this fall.
The trip, which will take place Sept. 17, is free and open to all World War II veterans. Chartered buses will leave from Ball’s District Office in Brewster and take the veterans to Washington, where they will place a wreath at memorial the in honor of all World War II veterans from the 40th Senate District. Heroes in Transition, a sponsor of the event, will be accepting donations to help pay for the busing and food for the veterans.
The sponsorships range from $25 lunch sponsors, to $1,000 bus sponsors. Anyone interested in donating can go to the Heroes in Transition’s website — heroesintransition.org — and make a donation online. Checks can also be made payable to Heroes In Transition and sent to 22 Bates Road, Suite 135, Mashpee, Mass., 02649.
“Heroes in Transition has been providing assistance to veterans in honor of fallen Marine Captain Eric A. Jones since 2010,” said Heroes in Transition President Michael Warshaw. “It is our honor to be able to help these American heroes finally see the World War II memorial and also find peace by being able pay their final respects to their dear friends and fellow military servicemen and women who lost their lives in World War II.”
To RSVP for the road trip please contact Ball’s office at 845-279-3773 or firstname.lastname@example.org. (ARTICLE)