The Almont American Legion Auxiliary would like to thank the many ladies who helped us with our 'Warm Up America' project. Thanks to all these super ladies, we were able to send 12 lap robes to the D. J. Jacobette Veterans Home in Marquette, 27 to the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans in Grand Rapids, 18 to the John Dingell Veterans Home in Detroit and 30 to shut-ins in the area. I have four more completed and enough blocks for two more.
I know that the love you put into making these lap robes will be spread to those who received them. It is hard to imagine that our veterans who put their lives on the line for us may have spent years in one of the veteran's homes with no contact from their families.
One gentleman I was talking to in the Grand Rapids home did not know if he had any living family left. The last time anyone answered one of his letters was more than 25 years ago. I've watched the strongest Legionnaires leave the Grand Rapids home after visiting with tears in their eyes.
This is the reason the American Legion Auxiliary works so hard to provide comfort items for our veterans in these homes. We presently are collecting new, white mens' socks and mens' warm caps and mittens. Each item we send is accompanied by our thanks and love.
Thank you again and God Bless.
Nedra Beal, Secretary, Almont American Legion Auxiliary
March 12, 2008