Stories by webduck (2 matches)

How One DAR Chapter Is Helping Our Injured War Heroes

If you have always thought that the Daughters of the American Revolution were just a bunch of little old ladies sitting at tea with their white gloves on discussing their Patriot Ancestors, you may have to change your opinion. I am an associate member of the Elizabeth Ellington Chapter of the DAR in Bremerton, WA and this is an email I received yesterday. Ladies, Today Annie and I went to the Naval Base Kitsap (Bangor) Navy Exchange and purchased $810 worth of phone cards to be sent to our injured war heroes at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany . Our service men and women will be able, because of your generosity, to utilize a total of 2,479 hours of "talk" time with loved ones. That equates to 14,874 minutes. A total of 75 $10.00 cards and 3 $20 dollar cards were purchased and affixed with DAR phone card labels. I ... Read Full Story >>

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And Now, The Rest of the Story: Phone cards from the DAR

If you have read my previous post about my DAR Chapter in Bremerton sending phone cards to be used by the wounded soldiers at Landstuhl, here is another email I got today with a side story about the purchase of those cards at the local base: I requested phone cards be collected and held for me at the customer service section of the Navy Exchange. I knew that I was requiring 70 of them and I had the thought that it might be logistically difficult to place my hands on that number, as they were scattered at the registers throughout the store. The young lady who rang up the phone cards from the Navy Exchange told me that she personally gathered all the phone cards and was hoping to be the one who would make the final sale. (The phone cards had to be activated after purchase and it took over 30 minutes in total to activate ... Read Full Story >>

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