Honor Our Brave Warriors – Adopt a Battalion

"A soldier salutes his flag on Memorial Day"

A soldier salutes his flag on Memorial Day

Hope you had a nice weekend celebrating Memorial Day in the U.S. Like millions of other Americans, I attended a barbecue, my nephew’s annual party and bocci tournament on Long Island.

This holiday honoring our brave service men and women, past and present, had special meaning because Ken’s daughter is serving as an ensign aboard a ship in the Mediterranean.

His cousin, John Bates, who was at the barbecue, is a volunteer at a wonderful organization called “Adopt a Battalion” that sends care packages containing food, personal hygiene items, books, etc., to our troops. I was proud to drop my donation in a box he had brought along.

So, if you’d like to make a donation to this fine organization, you can do so online by clicking on Donate Now or by sending a check to Adopt-a-Battalion, 312 Maryland Avenue, Massapequa Park, NY 11762.

Thank you.

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  1. Hi Jeannette,

    I know John Bates and AdoptABattalion: both are exceptional! John is an exceptional human being who never asks, he just steps up to the plate when action is needed and AAB because of all the service men and women they so selfishly help overseas. It is true AAB sends needed items but beyond that, just the act of “sending” sends the best message of all, our service people are not forgotten at home.

    Thanks for posting this blog.