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Attention Suffolk County Veterans needing assistance for the Holidays.

Attention Suffolk County Veterans needing assistance for the holidays. If you are a Veteran or Military service member residing in Suffolk County NY and will need assistance providing Thanksgiving dinner for you and your family contact us and we will get you a frozen turkey and groceries. No requests will be accepted after Thursday November 16th. And offers of assistance will be based upon available resources. Please fill out the Veteran request form at http://www.bootsonthegroundny.com/veteran-in-need-request-form/  If you need assistance providing Christmas for your family please contact us by Tuesday November 28th, please send an email stating your circumstances to FrankB@BootsontheGroundNY.com we will only be able to assist a few families this year and we will decide on the eve of the 28th who we will be able to assist. We will be helping families this Christmas that we have not helped in previous years and will contact those families during the first week in December. Unfortunately our resources this year are more limited than in past years. This is limited to Veterans / Military residing in Suffolk County. All requests for assistance are confidential and only seen by the BOTGNY board members. Share this:PrintTweetEmailMoreShare on TumblrWhatsAppTelegramPocketLike this:Like...

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Thanksgiving Needs: Food store gift cards.

Oct 03, 17 Thanksgiving Needs: Food store gift cards.

Posted by in Boots On The Ground, Community Support

We have spent the last few years collecting frozen turkeys and distributing them along with up to 40 pounds of groceries. (and up to 500 Veterans in some years have received this). But as we do not have the freezer space any longer (as we lost two big freezers to age). We are looking to have food gift cards donated so that we can distribute these to Veterans and allow them to do the shopping for their Thanksgiving (stores such as King Kullen, Stop &Shop, Shoprite, Best Market). These food cards can be dropped off at the VAC during monthly posted collections dates or mailed to PO Box 675 Bellport NY 11713. We are hoping by putting this out early, that groups and organization will jump on board and create fundraisers of their own to collect the gift cards. Please also don’t forget our food pantry collection drives coming up on Saturdays 10/21 and 11/18 at the VAC (2184 Pond Road, Ronkonkoma) between the hours of 1000 -1500 hrs. (We will be collecting small frozen turkeys and turkey breasts only) We THANK YOU for your support. Share this:PrintTweetEmailMoreShare on TumblrWhatsAppTelegramPocketLike this:Like...

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We’re sending ten World War 2 Veterans to their National Museum in New Orleans this Decemeber

Sep 26, 17 We’re sending ten World War 2  Veterans to their National Museum in New Orleans this Decemeber

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We are accepting donations to take 10 WW2 Veterans to the National WW2 Museum in New Orleans this December. We had such a wonderful time last year escorting the Hero’s to their museum that we have decided to make this an annual trip. These Veterans had the trip of a lifetime experiencing the WW2 museum and New Orleans FACT: There were 16,112,566 members of the United States Armed Forces during WW2. There were 291,557 battle deaths, 113,842 other deaths in service (non-theater), and 670,846 non-mortal wounding’s. There are over 73,000 still missing. According to the Dept. of Veterans Affairs 558,000 American veterans from the war are still alive as of early 2017 FACT: 372 WW2 Veterans die every day (2016 average) FACT: It took 59 years to dedicate a Memorial in Washington to our Greatest Generation Please help us give the men and women of our Greatest Generation the thank you they deserve before it’s too late! Your donation covers the cost of Hotel, Meals and all the expenses along the way. Jet Blue is covering the Air fare. YOUR SUPPORT WILL KEEP THESE TRIPS COMPLETELY FREE FOR THE WW2 VETERANS Our goal is to make sure WWII Veterans are recognized, admired and thanked for their service. Veterans never forget this gratitude and adoration. “The Greatest Generation” deserves nothing less. Please give what you can as a small token of appreciation to Our Greatest Generation for the Freedoms that they afforded us. Donations can be purchased in increments of $20.00 and are tax deductible, please visit http://www.bootsonthegroundny.com/product/ww2veteransourgreatestgeneration/ Thank you for supporting. Share this:PrintTweetEmailMoreShare on TumblrWhatsAppTelegramPocketLike this:Like...

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Thank you to all that Supported the Long Island Honor Flight this past Saturday.

Sep 26, 17 Thank you to all that Supported the Long Island Honor Flight this past Saturday.

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Thank you to all that Supported the Long Island Honor Flight this past Saturday. Over 55 motorcycle riders rallied at 5AM to escort 6 Veterans to the Airport from Nassau, Queens and Eastern Suffolk. Many others came to the airport by 6AM to greet and send off the Veterans. 100’s and 100’s came to the airport at 11PM to Welcome Home 11 World War 2 Veterans and 37 Korean War Veterans as well as the guardians and HFLI staff that joined them for the day. We would also like to thank the all-Volunteer staff and board involved with Honor Flight Long Island for their dedication and passion, making sure that these Veterans aren’t forgotten and get their day in DC visiting the War Memorials. This Trip had 5 Veterans from BOTGNY that joined the flight as guardians, accompanying the Veterans on one of their most memorable days, which included a visit to Arlington National Cemetery, Tomb of the Unknown, World War 2 Memorial, Korea War Memorial, Navy Memorial, Air Force Memorial (Marine Memorial was closed for renovation). We again thank Honor Flight for offering us this wonderful opportunity. We have been involved with HFLI for over 7 years coordinating Moring escorts for the WW2 Veterans as well as helping to make the Welcome Home bigger and bigger each flight. The Veterans are flown to DC and bussed to Memorials at no cost to them, Guardians that accompany are charged a fee to cover expenses. The funds to cover the Veterans are all from donations that HFLI receives. These funds cover cost of the round air fare flight, the busses, as well as lunch, dinner and snacks. Last December, members of BOTGNY and HFLI organized and funded a trip for 15 World War 2 to go see the National WW2 Museum in New Orleans, which we will be doing again this year taking 10 WW2 Veterans this December for an overnight trip. We are asking for donations to get these Heroes down to their museum,...

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October & Boots on the Ground NY

Sep 26, 17 October & Boots on the Ground NY

Posted by in BOTG-NY News

Where Veterans Come Together Tuesday night at the VAC is a Male Veteran peer night (doors open 6:45PM) Thursday night at the VAC is a Female Veteran peer night (doors open 6pm) Either stop in to chat with other Veterans, watch TV, play a game of pool, break bread with us, or assist us as we always have activities that help us accomplish our Veteran outreach missions. The food and personal care pantries are available all evening. Some weeks the group may go to outside activities, bowling, movies, sporting events, adventure park, etc. so please check event each week, or call the VAC at leave a message at 631-615-2200 On Tuesday October 17th, we will be going bowling, meet up at the VAC at 1900 hrs, we will be leaving at 1945 after we have dinner. All Veterans invited. Evening costs such as lane, food, shoes and games all covered by BOTGNY Always check our Facebook or website for upcoming activities at the VAC. Please help us spread the word to Veterans, there is a place to go. Anything said in the VAC stays in the VAC & sometimes you just need to be around other Veterans for the comraderies Chow, snacks, refreshments & food all available so come hungry. (we are also always appreciative of home cooked meals and snacks being dropped off for this event, for years we have had community members and restaurants donating food for our group activity nights, we ask that chow be dropped off at 6:45 pm, or contact us at info@bootsonthegroundny.com or for any supporters or visit this link for more information: https://mealtrain.com/yl68vm The Peer nights are Veteran & Service member evening only. (sorry no spouses, family members, kids, etc.) The ‘VAC’ (Veteran Activity Center) is located at 2184 Pond Road, Ronkonkoma NY. 631-615-2200 GET INVOLVED – STAY CONNECTED!   Monday October 16th Annual Golf Outing hosted by the MacArthur Business Alliance There are still many slots open for golfer, and we could use sponsors for the...

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