Next year will mark 25 years since Desert Storm!
Did you serve in Desert Storm? If you did, General Franks and General Holder are looking for you to join in a celebration!
Here is a message from General Franks for you:
“As you know, we are approaching the 25th anniversary of Operation Desert Storm. Increasing interest in a special 25th that provides an opportunity for many hundreds of VII Corps Soldiers to get together to reflect on our accomplishments and honor the 111 who didn’t return with us. Recent leveraging of social media by our VII Corps Desert Storm Veterans Association has led to more than 1000 hits already and rapidly increasing interest in the 25th. At our 24th Reunion event last month many suggested that we not only make the 25th the “best ever” but that we also make it a Friday-Sunday event so that units, branches, and other functions can have their own events, parties, and hospitality rooms that weekend. The initiative of our Soldiers and families in 90-91 created what became the model for now familiar “Family Readiness Groups” (FRGs). Providing an opportunity for our Soldiers AND families to get together to relive our achievements-both in the desert and at home base-is our goal. . .
I need your help in organizing such a weekend . . . I need for you to find a few volunteers from your unit who live in the Washington, DC area and are willing to become part of the planning cell that is forming up now to make the 25th weekend event happen. VII Corps Desert Storm Veterans Association is not large; the work has been done by the same 4 or 5 individuals each year to produce two annual events, the September golf tournament and the February reunion dinner. We have raised and given more than $360,000 in scholarships to more than 137 VII Corps Soldiers and their children. Please let me know as quickly as practicable if you agree we can work together to make the 25th anniversary of Operation Desert Storm a memorable event.”
If you would like to participate in this effort please contact me.
I would also ask you to please share this message with other Desert Storm troopers.
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