Veteran Site Links:
Slideshow of Veterans Day Wreath Ceremony at American Legion Post 12 Nov.11, 2017
Memorial Day Parade 2017 Slideshow: (Photos courtesy of David Root ;VFW State Sr. Vice Commander )
Home Front Moms: We are a non-profit, non-partisan 501(c)3 organization that supports all Veterans, Wounded Warriors, all branches of the Armed Forces & support each other when needed. We send care packages, cards, letters to our deployed men/women serving our country. Home Front Moms chartered in July 2010. We meet once a month at the VFW Post 1079 from 6-8pm on the 1st calendar Tuesday effective October 2014.
Ohio Patriot Guard Riders District 3: Facebook Page
"Our main mission is to attend the funeral services of fallen American heroes as invited guests of the family..."
Veterans Crisis Line is available for Vets in need: 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1 or send a text message to 838255
In Flanders Fields
John McCrae, 1872 - 1918
In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.
Wreaths Across America: We encourage every volunteer who places a wreath on a veteran's grave to say that veteran's name aloud and take a moment to thank them for their service to our country. It's a small act that goes a long way toward keeping the memory of our veterans alive.
We are not here to “decorate graves." We're here to remember not their deaths, but their lives.
—Karen Worcester, Executive Director of Wreaths Across America
The 'Nam Effect: 2 stories related to the war with ties to Lorain County
Marci Rich | The Chronicle-Telegram Published on Nov. 5, 2017 | Updated 1:44 a.m.
When We Came Home
How the Vietnam War changed those who served
A 'thank-you' to veterans
By Lisa Roberson | The Chronicle-Telegram Published on Nov. 2, 2017 | Updated 9:17 a. m.