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DON'T LET SUPPORT FOR OUR TROOPS FALTER!
Support Our Troops!! America is still at war, and our troops are still out there sacrificing. Do not lose sight of that fact because of a busy life, paying attention to politics, the stock market, or the latest celebrity scandal. While each one of us struggles to deal with the issues that are important to us, it's imperative that we don't lose sight of the issues that should be important to all of us - supporting our troops.
We Honor The Men & Women Killed In The War On Terror
Help build the Operation Freedom Memorial in Wichita's Veterans Memorial Park. Find out how to reserve a Service Stone paver for any member of the military, past and present. Click Here
Send Us A Name For The Star Spangled Salute
We salute our men and women in uniform every morning with the Star Spangled Banner. Let us dedicate it to someone you know and love who is serving his or her country. Submit the name of a member of the military, active duty and retired, for our Star Spangled Salute each weekday morning at 6:00am. Email the name of your military member, along with their branch, rank and current status (including where they are stationed and/or deployed, and any other message you would like us to include in the salute to email@example.com
KansasHonorFlight.Org is where you can go to get updates on how to help send Kansas WWII Veterans to their memorial in Washington, DC.
World War II Vets Receive Heroes Welcome Home After Honor Flights
Two more Honor Flights flew 200 Kansas World War II to Washinton DC on October 4th and 6th! See photos from the Heroes Welcome Home at Wichita's Mid-Continent Airport.
We are very proud and relieved parents. Our son Jason (Capt. with the 333rd Fighter Wing, Seymour Johnson AFB) completed his mission in Afghanistan and returned home. Thank you to everyone who kept us going over the months he was gone. I realize now what every military mom goes through.
It's hell! But the pride in our men and women overshadows anything that we might feel. I cried when he left and I cried just as hard when he returned home. God Bless Every Single Servicemember!
Wichita's World War II Memorial
Visit the new World War II Memorial in Veteran's Memorial Park.
The Veteran's Memorial group is selling commemorative bricks that will line the walkway to the memorial. Each brick will bear the name of a WWII Veteran, their branch, dates and theatre of service.
To buy one of the bricks for $100, contact Phil Blake at 316-838-6813 or send a $100 check to Operation Kilroy, PO Box 4754, Wichita, KS 67204.
The Quilts of Valor Foundation in Wichita carries on a tradition dating back to the Civil War, of making heirloom quilts for troops who have been injured or come home with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. It's a mission to not only let them know that America appreciates their sacrifice, but also one of comfort. The website for the group in Kansas is QOVKansas.org.
The QOV recently presented a quilt to injured Wichita soldier SSGT Beau Chastain (pictured left)
Mulvane, Kansas is the birthplace of the Patriot Guard. The Patriot Guard stands guard at funerals of America's fallen heroes.
The Patriot Guard is not a Veteran's Service organization. There are no meetings, chapters or social events. All Patriots are invited to be a part of the group. Click here to receive information
Ways To Help Our American Heroes
The following charitable organizations help send gifts, cards, and care packages to our troops: