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Day 227: Military Child of the Week Salute

Military Child of the Week – More Gift-A-Bears
Monday, November 28, 2011

It’s Monday and that’s an exciting time around General Sarge HQ! That means it’s time for another Military Child of the Week Salute! Please let your military friends know about this salute and be sure to make nominations!

Military Child of the Week Nominations – Click Here!  

Rochester Knighthawks - Gift-A-Bear 10

Image by drrus2000 via Flickr

Every week we salute a military child and we are blessed with the support we’re receiving from individuals and area organizations. As a result of their generosity with Gift-A-Bear donations we will be able to deploy a teddy bear to every child we salute here!

Most recently the Rochester Knighthawks lacrosse team made a trip to Build-A-Bear Workshop at the Eastview Mall where they made bears for us!

Rochester Knighthawks - Gift-A-Bear 04

Image by drrus2000 via Flickr

We had a great time and as you can see I’m right there in the middle of them.

I even helped stuff the bears too!

The Knighthawks do wonderful work in the area supporting various organizations making teddy bears for kids every year. We are so happy they decided to help us out.

Stay tuned as in the coming weeks I will tell you where some of the bears are deployed!

In the next few weeks one bear is going on a very long trip as we’ll be deploying him all the way to Germany! We know the little girl there will be thrilled to receive her very own Army teddy bear signed by the Knighthawk players!

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Day 216: Checking On The Troops

Checking On The Troops – November 5, 2011

It’s rather quiet around General Sarge HQ right now as we are receiving no communication from my human-owner PV2 Ben. He’s in the desert doing some training. That means we can have no communication from him. His last text came through to his Dad during the noon hour one day last week saying…-

“Turning phone off, heading into desert”.

Day 216 - Checking on the Troops

Image by drrus2000 via Flickr

Of course since I’m a General I do have some pull and today I decided I wanted to check out the troops.

Do you like my ride?

We took a drive and found this helicopter sitting outside the Lyons, New York VFW. Of course we just had to get out for some pictures.

While PV2 Ben’s Dad was snapping some pictures of me outside the helicopter one of the members of the VFW came along. 

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