HEART AND SOUL 

Author: Augustus Clayton


The window of life is short, open your door to live...you tour is done.

Spread your wisdom, to illuminate the indifferent.

Smile and laugh, it will bring your joy to others,

to see the results of determination.

Exhaust your mind of red, white and blue...

celebrate your courage...annihilate the horror of war.

Befriend your family and friends.

Courage is not a delight...it is your soul asking for help.

Your dreams can be.

Put aside all your demons and revel in your success,

home alive...everything else will be revealed in do time.

Place your hand upon my heart...it still beats for you.

Your soul is still true...give it to

determination...the results will prepare you forever.


SOARING EAGLES

Author: Augustus Clayton


Why eagles have fought and died

Stars and stripes warm with pride

Remembering why eagles fight and die

love one's hearing their cries.

Writing home of eagles that died

Stars and stripes wavering with pride

Brings people together for one side

reaching out like golden tentacles to save our kind.

No matter why we have cried

We share a symbolic pride

Remembering the names of eagles

with certain pride.

Now our enemies will learn why

Our eagles soar with pride, watching

their symbolic pride in the morning sky.


SOLDIER

Author: Augustus Clayton


Horror...courage...optic manifestations of soldiers,

tanks and bombs. I fear to dream

Hold! A dreary freeze of morning mist spinning

tight to an acoustic still.

Silence, I hear...optic freeze I cannot share.

A gasp of breath that I can see,

Memory echoes...of shadows past

Visions of darkness...I hope to bear

Smells of horror...brothers who care

Space is not a void...crowded stars I begin to see

Help I need to set me free

Hope has begun...cold eyes do not see

Life I am...pride I share...cold wind blows

​I shed a tear All for a place that I share

​VETERAN'S CREED

I am a Veteran.
I have seen and done things that many will not understand.
I am a warrior and member of a team spanning the world
I have served my country proudly and now standby to serve my brothers and sisters in arms
I will never accept defeat
I will never quit
I will never leave a fallen brother or sister. 
If they are hurt, I will carry them.
If I can't carry them, I will drag them
I will help them face their enemies, to include the demons from within
They are my brothers and they are my sisters
I AM A VETERAN!!

​​JUST A NOTE OF OUR GROUPS PROGRESS SINCE OUR FOUNDING DATE OF JULY 2013 FOR THE HELPFUL HAND BAG DELIVERIES:

2013
12/23/13   Town & Country Nursing Home in Lowell to 12 veterans
12/30/13    Willow Manor Nursing Home in Lowell to 12 veterans
2014
01/25/14    Fairhaven Nursing Home in Lowell to 23 veterans
03/03/14    Northwood Rehab Center in Lowell to 24 veterans
03/22/14    Wingate Nursing Facility in Lowell to 17 veterans
05/23/14    Emeritus @ Meadowlodge in Chelmsford to 22 veterans
07/24/14    D'Youville Manor Senior Care Center in Lowell to 26 veterans
08/16/14    Emeritus in Tewksbury to 11 veterans
10/28/14    JayCee Place Apartment Complex in Lowell to 22 veterans (delivery & Ice Cream Social)
11/11/14    Thank You Luncheon at Emeritus @ Meadowlodge in Chelmsford
11/11/14    Thank You Dinner at Northwood Rehab Center in Lowell
2015
01/14/15    Palm Manor Nursing Facility in Chelmsford to 20 veterans
01/22/15    Life Care Center of Merrimack Valley in Billerica to 26 veterans
02/26/15    Chelmsford Crossing Senior Living Center in Chelmsford to 12 veterans
05/22/15    Emeritus @ Meadowlodge in Chelmsford to 23 veterans
09/23/15    Westford House in Westford to 17 veterans

11/11/15      Northwood Rehab Center to 23 veterans   
2016

02/16/16   Bayberry Assisted Living Center in Tewksbury to 20 veterans

​05/10/16  Thank You Dinner at Northwood Rehab Center in Lowell to 24 veterans

11/09/16   Thank You Dinner at Northwood Rehab Center in Lowell to 22 veterans


To date we have also delivered Helpful Hand Bags to over 50 veterans who live in the community

ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
Since our founding date of July 2013, we have assisted many veterans. We have helped families with strollers, 
housing 

costs, vehicle maintenance, food cards, fuel vouchers, electric wheelchairs, the building of a ramp and the 

installation of a new door among many other needs. 

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only $10.00 per year.

THE DIRECTOR'S CORNER

Roland C. Cartier, Jr.

 REPORTS:
             ITEMS OF INTEREST TO MEMBERS & NON-MEMBERS ALIKE

I know it has been awhile since I last did a report. I just wanted to thank all our members, veterans, contributors and individual donors in the Merrimack Valley for their support for our 4th Annual Fundraiser. 

Upcoming events are:

Nov 2nd - Last meeting of the year due to the Holiday season and spending time with family.

Nov 4th - Archambault Towers for a Bake Sale from 10 am to 12 noon

Nov 9th - Dinner and Helpful Handbag Delivery to Northwood Rehab Center

Nov 11th - Veterans Day Ceremony at 11 am at our Adopt-A-Island Veterans Park at Ennell Street.


Happy Thanksgiving, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all and your families. We will see you again Jan 4th, 2017 


Thank you


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