National Security Program

 

This program includes the following elements:

 

*Supporting our military

*Being prepared for civil emergencies

*Supporting ROTC & JROTC

*Promoting, planning and attending Awareness Assemblies

 

Individual members, as well as Units and Departments

supply ideas, funds and volunteer hours.

 

Military Support includes:

 

Blue Star Service Banners

Created in 1917 and a common sight during WWI and WWII.

The banner is displayed to show that a family member

or employee is currently serving in the Armed Forces.

 

Gold Star Service Banners

Displayed to show that the service member has died while serving.

 

USO

This stands for United Service Organizations.

This idea was conceived in 1941 in response to a request

from President Franklin Delano Roosevelt that private organizations

handle the on-leave recreation of service members.

Operation USO Care Package provides an assortment of toiletries,

phone cards, cameras, etc with personal greetings from the donors

to those who are deployed and to those who pass through

the centers on their way to serve.

 

Toastie Toes

This is an opportunity to knit or crochet slippers or headbands

for the persons serving in our Armed Forces outside of the USA.

 

POW/MIA

Education of our members and the Public on the plight of the missing.

Fly the Flag on Armed Forces Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day,

National POW/MIA Recognition Day and Veterans Day.

 

Comfort Quilts

Established by two Marine mothers with the purpose of providing quilts for the

 next of kin of Marines lost overseas in Operation Iraqi Freedom. They now

 include and serve all branches of the Armed Forces.

 

May is National Military Appreciation Month