Janine’s Mission 56

Happy 100th Birthday, Pat! I hope your summer is going great!  We have another BIG birthday!!  ☀️🇺🇸🌼 Keep in mind we have two missions STILL in progress. If you haven’t participated in mission 54 (Ed Hyatt’s 100th) or 55 (Joe Budkus’ 90th), I have pasted info on them directly below so you can send them cards too! 
Now here is mission 56:  WWII Veteran Pat Rudd from Florida is turning 100!!   I received this note from Pat’s friend:   Pat will be turning 100 on August 29th. She is a WWII veteran who served in the Navy and was with the first group of women that were sent over to Pearl Harbor after the bombing.. She taught Reading and writing to the troops.
Pat is a remarkable woman. She owns and maintains her own home. Drives herself. Is the treasurer for her local Eastern Star. Makes blankets for veterans at the VA hospital. Makes prayer shawls for people that are ill. The list goes on and on. She is a member of our Community Crafters group. I tried to get more information about her service years but she keeps on asking me why so many questions. I would love it if you could ask for cards for this wonderful lady.

MAIL YOUR CARDS TO:
Pat Ruddc/o
Kathy Donato
6405 Shoreline Ct.
St. Cloud, FL 34771 Please send your cards by August 20th. 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 this beautiful woman’s day with gratitude and love and make this her best year yet!
Mission 54 and Mission 55: There’s still TIME!!  Mission 54 WWII / Korean War Veteran Ed Hyatt is turning 100 years old.  Deadline to send him cards is August 5th!  Here’s the address:   Ed Hyatt c/o Ron & Susan Jones
2216 Woodmont Drive
Orange, TX 77632
Go to Ed’s full mission here. _________________
Mission 55 Korean War Veteran Joe Budkus is turning 90 years old. Deadline to send him cards is August 12th: Here’s the address:  Joe Butkus c/o Mary Ellen Hart
1816 North Benson Rd
Fairfield, Ct. 06824 Go to Joe’s full mission here
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!! Watch a video of the parade / party here.
EVERGREEN MISSION for Veteran’s Last Patrol:
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.

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