As many of you saw on my Facebook post last week, DT Measells had an amazing 100th Birthday! He received over 1,100 cards from all of YOU! THANK YOU to all who took the time to send a card! Scroll down for a recap and photo of DT, his wife Imo, and ALL of his birthday cards.
Now here is your next mission:
WWII and Korean War Veteran Ed Hyatt has a BIG birthday coming up ... and YOU are invited to send him a card! His family is having a party for him on August 7th, and they will give him all the cards on that day. You've got about a month to work on this one!
Ed grew up in Louisiana and graduated from LSU. He joined the Army in 1944 and was the artillery officer of the 43rd Tank Battalion which was part of Patton's Seventh Army. Ed made it home in January of 1946, and went into the Army Reserves. In 1950, he was recalled to serve stateside as a communications instructor during the Korean War. He served until 1953.
After the wars, Ed worked for Borden Milk Company and became the assistant controller for their division in Houston, TX. Ed was married to his wife Marie for 69 years. She passed in 2013. He now lives in Orange, TX near his daughter and son-in-law.
Please send your cards by August 5th. Just like all missions, don't keep this to yourself!! Know of students, friends, family, neighbors, co-workers who you think would like to participate? Share away! Let's flood his day with gratitude and love and make this his best year yet! Their birthday party theme is 100 years and counting!! 🇺🇸🎁
Mr. Ed Hyatt c/o Ron & Susan Jones
2216 Woodmont Drive
Orange, TX 77632
Mission 53: COMPLETE!
DT Measells 100th Birthday!
WOW!!!!! What a way to celebrate 100 years!! WWII Fighter Pilot DT Measells received OVER 1,100 birthday cards from all of YOU!
I received this message from his son-in-law John: DT was so overwhelmed by everything! It was the best 100th Birthday ever! Mayor Lynn Deutsch arranged a drive-by from the entire police and firefighters, and gave him a key to the city! Thanks to everyone who sent in cards, he's going to have a LOT of reading to keep him busy! Thank you to JANINE'S TEAM and Phlash Phelps for helping DT feel all the love and gratitude he deserves!!
This was our 51st mission, but we decided to keep it going:
Veteran's Last Patrol's mission is to serve veterans by bringing new friendships, honor ceremonies, & emergency assistance while in hospice care.
The organization is averaging a veteran's honor ceremony a week all over the country. At each ceremony they like to give a bunch of thank you cards to the veteran being honored.
Here's your mission! Write out generic thank you cards to veterans and send them to Veteran's Last Patrol. They will make bundles from the cards they receive and present them to our veterans.
Use whatever you'd like: thank you cards, scenic cards, postcards ... or better yet... MAKE cards and write notes of gratitude. Keep in mind these are for are for elderly and/or ailing veterans. Dear Veteran, Dear Hero as your salutation will work. Have children, students, young artists?? 🎨 Get them involved! Our veterans would love bright patriotic pictures, military branch logos, whatever they are inspired to create! Do you manage a group of people at your company? This is a meaningful office project too!
If you're sending more than one card (which is encouraged) no need to send each one individually - send them all in one envelope/package.
Send them to:
Veteran's Last Patrol
140B Venture Blvd
Spartanburg, SC, 29306
ATTN: Honor Ceremony Cards
This is an evergreen mission. So send a bunch as soon as you can, but feel free to continue this project on your own and / or involve more people.
Watch this video to learn more about these honor ceremonies, and learn how you can help / participate if one is near you.
Interested in booking Janine Stange to speak at your corporate, school, or organization's virtual - or in-person event?
“Thank you again, Janine. Lt Col Thomas Bryan Crouch thoroughly enjoyed getting many birthday cards over the last few weeks. He couldn’t believe they came from so many different states and so many people of all ages. He asked to please let everyone know how much he appreciated people taking time to not only send kind words but to pay $.55 per card. He just couldn’t comprehend people would spend so much on an old man they didn’t know....One young student wrote “boy you are old, please tell us how you did it.” What a great chuckle!”
Mission 49: COMPLETE!
MEDAL OF HONOR MAIL CALL
A HUGE thank you to all who participated in this year's Medal of Honor Mail Call. Yesterday was Medal of Honor Day which marked the completion of our 5th Annual Medal of Honor Mail Call!
Mission 48: COMPLETE!
Kenneth Boyd's 100th Birthday!
WWII Vet Kenneth Boyd LOVED all of your cards. Here's one of the facebook posts from his party!! His nurse was kind enough to share these photos and said he truly enjoyed hearing from each one of you! YOU made his 100th birthday extra-extra special!! Here is the post with all your comments.
Phlash Phelps (Sirius XM 60's on 6) and I have been doing a Livestream Show. We started it as a way to bring our followers together during the quarantine - but now it's taken on a life of its own. 🙃 Aside from some crazy stuff - that I can't really explain - you'd just have to watch, we raise awareness and donations for various charities. Next show TBD.
National Anthem Girl
In 2014, Long Island native, Janine Stange, became the first person in history to sing the Star-Spangled Banner in all 50 U.S. states. This documentary chronicles her inspiring journey, promoting patriotism and generating gratitude for our troops, from pro baseball parks in Ohio, to donkey basketball games in West Virginia, to a battleship in Hawaii, and all states in between. Available on Amazon Prime and PureFlix.