Don’t forget our local VetsDecember 7th, 2009 at 5:04 pm by Eva Aguirre Cooper under News, Uncategorized
Sixty eight years ago today, we remember the events that took place at Pearl Harbor and the brave men and women who fought for our country. Well, we also need to remember the many Veterans right here in Grand Rapids.
I was at the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans today and talked with my friend Harold, who is a WWII Veteran. He was telling me about the stars on their Christmas Tree and how the Vets who live there make specific wishes and people can take a star and bring that Vet their gift anonymously.
There are still lots of stars on the tree. Granted, some of them may be hard to fill. I saw one asking for an 8 track player, another for cigarettes but most wanted either a gift certificate or clothes. It would be great if all the stars were taken from the tree and all the Vets get their Christmas Wish…