Ringing In The New Year
Greetings fellow bear lovers!
Yes it has been quite a while since I’ve done anything here at General Sarge HQ but there’s also been a lot on the go. I’ve been on leave for about a year as my human-owners parents moved back to Ontario, Canada a year ago. It’s all been beary exciting and a lot of change going on too. But, I think we’re slowly getting set back up again to deploy more teddy bears to military kids once again!
Aside from my human-owners parents – and me of course – moving to Ontario, Canada my human-owner Ben has been promoted to Specialist and he transferred to FT. Collins, CO too! Wow, talk about a lot of change going on! I did get to see Ben in September and of course it’s always great to get hugs from him!
Sampson Veterans Cemetery Dedication
This past Saturday, July 30, 2011, General Sarge and I attended the dedication of the Sampson Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Seneca County, New York. We had a wonderful time and met a number of people. Active military, retired military and military families all gathered for this occasion.
Image by drrus2000 via Flickr
General Sarge of course used the opportunity to get a number of pictures too. Here’s one of his favorite from the day with some Navy Officers.
From left to right in this picture is BMC (Sel) Chris Fibres, BMC (Sel) Carla Dieg and HMC (Sel) Lee Price. While General Sarge is an Army bear, here at General Sarge HQ we support all branches of the military. Making this picture a little more special is the fact that the cemetery is located on property that was formerly occupied by the Sampson Naval and Air Force Base.
Posted in Army Personnel, Government Officials, Military Recognition
Tagged Army, Build-A-Bear, Dedication, General Sarge, Korean War, Michael Nozzolio, Military, New York, Sampson Air Force Base, Sampson Veterans Cenetery, Teddy Bear, World War II