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Thanksgiving Newsletter

November 21, 2007

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Brothers and Sisters of ASA,

Veterans Day has come and gone. We have thanked those that have served and those that are serving.
We Honor those that have made the ultimate sacrifice for all of us.

We graciously thank all our troops who give “Service to the Greater”. Understanding of what “Service to the Greater” means. Soldiers, Airmen, Marines, Sailors’ Coastguard, National Guard and Reservist all understand “Service to the Greater”; they understand that there is something more important than our individual selves. They serve the United States of America and are willing to sacrifice serving to that end. America’s forces will do anything for you. They are a loyal bunch. They are… fiercely loyal. They will follow their leaders to the gates of Hell for no other reason than because they know their country needs them to do it. They do it willingly …proudly. We can never thank them or repay them enough for their sacrifices. Our servicemen and women are carrying through their difficult missions with great success and we need to recognize those successes.

THANKSGIVING

Thanksgiving is upon us.
As we all sit down at our dining room tables to give thanks for all our blessings
LET US GIVE A SPECIAL THANKS to all those brave young men and women
With “Boots on the Ground” in the fight protecting all of us and our way of life.

ASA THANKS:

Sons of American Legion:

Thanks to American Legion Post # 19 of Riverton Wyoming for their generous donation to ASA. We thank all the Sons of American Legion Members and the Post Commander Mark Terrace. Thanks also for their sponsoring of an Airborne Unit. Hoooah!

Thanks to American Legion Riders “THUNDEBIRDS” Chapter 41 of Phoenix Arizona For their Generous Donation to ASA. Thanks to their six month commitment to support ASA and its ongoing efforts of supporting our troops. We at ASA welcome them as a Major Sponsor. Many of the ALR Riders are Combat Veterans themselves realizing the need of our troops and willing to step up and share in today’s support efforts of our troops in Harms Way! To the THUNDERBIRD RIDERS of Chapter 41. Hoooooooah !

Thanks to the Great Coaches and Players of all our Great Lacrosse teams. Special thanks to Bob Vlahakis, Inside Lacrosse Senior Editor for all he does. Thanks to Evan Davis, Coach for Clark University Lacrosse for putting together a Great ASA/LAX Brochure to pass out at the upcoming Lacrosse Clinic in Baltimore in December. Great Job!

Thanks to Florence, Kentucky. Patricia Wingo City Coordinator. We love to hear how your community comes together as one united family in supporting your unit Kudos to Florence Wal-Mart & store manager John Turner who picks up the tap for your shipping packages to your unit. ! Hooah!

Thanks to Ashland City Tennessee and Faye McDonald. Ashland what a great picture of your troops in your unit. Receiving their packages from your fine city and citizens. Your Boxing Parties are just Awesome! Over l00 packages! Faye thanks again for your outstanding leadership in your great State! Hooah!

Thanks to all our FRSA (Family Readiness Support Assistants) and FRG (Family Readiness Group) leaders who are there to help ASA with our many units these are the women who “stand as the pillar of strength on the home front” for their soldiers.

Thanks to Lomita-Torrance Airport Rotary, Calif. For their generous contribution to ASA and Thank you Randy Karp, Rotary member with his personal donation and commitment to join our point team and expanding ASA to more Rotarians.

Special thanks to Ken and Deb Henrickson Lakeside Park, Kentucky for their outstanding personal contribution to ASA always providing a “Service to the Greater”

There are so many to give thanks this holiday season ASA could not possibly list them all, we appreciate your many reports to us, your beautiful DVDs recording your community activities, your photos of your adopted units you proudly send to us and above all your commitment to continue the ASA mission!

America Supporting Americans (ASA) “Gives Thanks” to all our adoptive, fostering and supporting communities, groups, organizations, teams and all their great leaders and citizens and members. We salute our ASA Board of Directors; State Reps. and ASA Liaisons through out this great country. We salute America Supports You (DOD) organization that honored us by naming ASA as Home Front Organization of the Week in their national newsletter.

Hooah, to all my Brothers and Sisters.

Thanks to all the individuals that have so graciously donated to ASA and it’s mission. We couldn’t pursue the mission without you.

You each are giving “Service to the Greater”…America Thanks you! Happy Thanksgiving.

Until next month.
Wild Bill
“ABU ”
Nam 67-69

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SOLDIER

I was that which others did not want to be.
I went where others feared to go.
And did what others failed to do.
I asked nothing from those who gave nothing
And reluctantly accepted the thought
Of eternal loneliness…should I fail.
I have seen the face of terror:
Felt the stinging cold of fear:
And enjoyed the sweet taste of a moments of love.
I have cried, pained and hoped…but most of all,
I have lived times others would say
Were best forgotten.
At least someday I will be able to say
That I was proud of what I was ….. A Soldier.
-George L. Skypack

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