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IN PG Newsletter
November 2009 Volume 2 - Issue 11
We will be having our annual Christmas Party on 12/5/09 and Chief and I hope we see you there. See details are on the right side column.
We would like to take this opportunity to say Thank You for your membership in IN PG and your participation, whether it be your physical presence or your thoughts and prayers of and for our troops this past year. It is people like you that make this organization what it is and an organization that has stayed above the messy politics and always in front when it comes to showing honor and respect to our troops.
May you ALL have a great holiday season and God Bless each of you.
November 11 is Veterans day
Regardless of where you live or how you choose to do so let's celebrate and be thankful to those in the miltary as we owe them a debt of gratitude for our freedoms and way of life. If you can only take a brief moment of silence out of your busy day on November 11th and say "Thank You" then you have done proper respect to those that have paid the 'ultimate sacrifice'.
Applebee's Free Food on Veterans Day
In recognition of your service to our country, all veterans and active duty military personnel are invited to eat free at Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar Restaurants this Veterans Day, Wednesday, Nov.11, 2009. As you may recall, Applebee's launched a pilot program last year on Veterans Day offering free entrees to military service personnel and veterans. Because the response was so overwhelmingly positive, Applebee's is extending the invitation throughout the country this year. We would appreciate your help in spreading the word. Please help us share details across your various communication channels. All U.S. veterans and active duty military with proof of current or former military service will eat free at all Applebee's nationwide on Veterans Day, Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2009.
Valid Veteran and Active Duty Identification to Obtain Free Entree:
· U.S. Uniform Services Identification Card
· U.S. Uniform Services Retired Identification Card
· Current Leave and Earnings Statement (LES)
· Veterans Organization Card (i.e., American Legion and VFW)
· Photograph in uniform
· Wearing uniform
Operation Indiana Cares
As of 11/1/09 we have sent over 6353 pounds of care packages to our deployed troops. We will continue sending care packages as long as we continue to get items to send and as always we need your help in that endeavor. If you live in northern IN please contact Dennis Francis or your Sr. RC with any suggestions or help that you may be able to offer. Do likewise with Tim Kieffer or Joe Cobb if you live in the southern part and with Dennis Reimold if you live in the Central part.
National Lampoon and Indiana National Guard partner for OPERATION COMEDY.
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4 NOV 09, Indianapolis - Jon Stites, a local comedian/writer, has organized OPERATION COMEDY, a statewide comedy tour to benefit those veterans who have been injured or experienced hardship as a direct result of the heroic service to this country.
The tour is sponsored by National Lampoon has the full support of the Indiana National Guard and will hit military bases, college campuses and comedy clubs beginning in December, 2009. All proceeds will go to the Wounded Warrior Project (www.woundedwarriorproject.org).
The kick off show is at the downtown Crackers Comedy Club on November 4th and 5th from 8:30 - 10:00 pm and is sponsored by Budweiser, Jack Daniels, St.
Elmo Steakhouse and Narrow Gate Media. The show will be headlined by Comedy Central's Scott Henry, with appearances by XM Radio's Mike Allen, and local comics including Jeff Oskay and Jeff Bodart.
The tour's founder Jon Stites will emcee both shows. Seating starts at 8 pm.
There is a pre-show meet and greet from 7-8 pm with the Commanding General, the troops, guest emcees Jimmy "Mad Dog" Matis from Q95 and Don Stuck from X103, the Bud Girls and the Indiana Pace mates. Complimentary appetizers provided by St. Elmo Steakhouse.
There is an after party from 10 pm until 1 am at the Slippery Noodle Inn on the 4th and taps and Dolls on the 5th.
Tickets can be purchased in advance for $12 by calling Crackers Comedy Club at 317-631-3536, visiting their website www.crackerscomedy.com or can be purchased day of show at the club at 247 South Meridian St.
Additional information is available at www.operationcomedy.com or by contacting the tour's founder, Jon Stites, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 317-294-9755
Throughout this coming year and even beyond remember that what you do and have done will have a lasting impact on future generations so let's continue doing 'what's right' and do it with pride.
With our Best Wishes,
Richard 'IndyHarley' Wilbur - SC IN PG
Ron 'Chief' Coleman - Asst. SC IN PG
We both thank you for letting us serve you.
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2009 Christnmas Party
Time: 5:00 PM
Kokomo Shrine Club
3892 East 00 NS Rd
(SR 35/22 East of SR 31 approx 4 miles)
Kokomo, IN 46901
Cost: $11 per person - children 13 and under free. All active duty military and all Gold Star parents/siblings free.
We need a headcount ASAP. Contact Linda Wilbur
Details on our forum - Click here - you must be logged in to view it.
We will also have a box set up to drop things off that will be sent to our deployed troops in our Care Package Program.
Below is a program designed to help military families.
Veterans Funeral Care was founded to help Veterans and their families.
All Military Members and families, If you were or know of any service member that was "stop loss"
The Defense Department recently announced the services' implementation plans to provide retroactive stop loss special pay. Active, reserve and former service members who had their enlistment extended or retirement suspended due to stop loss are eligible for this special pay, if they served on active duty between Sept. 11, 2001 and Sept. 30, 2009.
I rode a mission Sunday. A young mother and father were stationed in Afghanistan. We escorted her from the plane to the funeral home. The husband had just gotten back and was with his two little girls. It was an honor to fly the flag she fought for and escort her home.
Im a member, unfortunately I don't have my own Bike, so I can only ride with someone else. But being a former military wife, and my Dad was stationed in Panama in the Marines, Im a Patriot!! and They Have all my support, I shed a tear for every veteran that passes. They Have The My Utmost RESPECT RIP
Join your state page,scroll down. Click on the name of your state and "JOIN".
Contact the State President or leader. NOT ALL STATES HAVE ONE. If you are in a state that doesn't have leadership, get involved and try and reach out to the other members on the page. Find another person who can help you get something going....then get involved.
Read the by-laws, participate in the chat, reply to articles, and learn the ropes of how the site works.
If you have a question post it in the chat room. Someone should be able to answer it for you there. If not contact your state leader or post it as a Discussion.
Have fun and get involved politically! While we are mostly "riders" many are not and our mission is POLITICAL 1st.....