The next KVC/VFW Meeting will be held on Thursday December 12, 2013 at 7:00pm in the Kennedy Room of the Kenilworth Veterans Center 33 South 21st. Street Kenilworth, NJ. This meeting will also be our post Christmas Party lots of food so don't be shy invite your spouse and anyone else that is close to you. The meeting will be abbreviated and we should be in party mode in under 20 minutes.
I ask that all of my friends and family that are reading this stop what they are doing and read my entire posting. Remember this comes from me not from a third party or someone 150,000 names ago that started this and after months of passing this around it turned out to be false. This is from me personally and I personally have verified this. It's about a young Army Soldier a Sergeant on active duty in Afghanistan who on June 30th 2009 was captured by the Taliban. This young soldier has been held as a prisoner of war since his capture. His name is Sgt. Bowe Robert Bergdahl he is 26 years of age and born and raised in Idaho. The Taliban is asking for the release of several Taliban terrorist from GITMO before they will release the Sgt. Bowe escaped his captures and shortly thereafter was recaptured. About 2 years later he escaped for a second time by jumping from a third story window again he was recaptured. This young man wants very badly to go home. President Obama, former Secretary of State Clinton and Secretary of State Kerry are well aware of this situation. I have no reason to doubt the fact that something is being done to free this soldier either by force or by diplomacy or both. I am confident that our top leaders would do nothing and just let him rot. But it can't hurt to keep the pressure on the White House in this matter. I am supporting a cause to help remind our leaders that something needs to be done now. I would ask all of you to spend Forty Six cents for a Postage Stamp and use one of your Christmas Cards and send it to Sgt. Bowe R. Bergdahl C/o The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Washington, D.C. You can write something inside or not, it's up to you. The purpose is too flood the White House with Christmas Cards for Bowe. Don't just say you will do this and not. I am asking that you send the card and pass this on to everyone you know. My bet is that most people have no idea that this is happening. To verify this, Google the Sgt's name and see for yourself. This will only cost you forty six cents and you probably already have the card. Isn't this the time of year we all like to do someone some good.
Kenilworth VFW Post 2230 Adopt a Unit the 10th Mountain Division 2-10 Combat Aviation Brigade Task Force Tigershark Bravo Company departed Fort Drum NY for a 9 month deployment at Forward Operating Base Salerno in Afghanistan. We will be putting packages together to be sent to Bravo Company shortly and we will be posting a list of items that we will be sending if anyone wishes to donate some of the items you will be able to drop them off with Kathy in the KVC Lounge or call and we will pick them up.