The American Legion is Reaching out to Help Those Who Need it

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I have some more stats for you on what our veterans are doing to help others:

  1. $667,931 has been raised to help children of fallen and disabled veterans.
  2. 380 pounds of food was collected for the Community Shelf by Post 89 in Perlla, Iowa.
  3. American Legion District 12 cheered up veterans at the Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center in their parking lot. Waving of flags, a parade of American Legion Riders came by , and they sung their own rendition of , “God Bless America.”
  4. 1700-Approximate number of COVID-19 tests that was provided daily by the Travis L. Williams American Legion Post 65.
  5. Ameriecan Legion post 10 in Albany, Oregon staged a community celebration of lives on July 4th to honor freinds and loved ones lost during the pandemic. The flag was raised and lowered to each name as it was read. They played taps and Amazing Grace.

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It seems to me that if President Trump is reelected he will start going full throttle at cleaning up the cities that have rioters. Time to put a stop to this smadness.

He is doing such a great job considering that everyone of the Fake media is after him, as well as the democrats. He faces the storm head on. We need him to continue his great leadership.

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I was amazed to see the pact agreement between three Mid-East countries. The Fake Media is playing it down because it is ony an agreement. What do they want???? Not one president ever has been able to this type of agreemt. I am told several other countries in the Mid-East are wanting to sign an agreement as well. President Trump was nominated by two countries for the Nobel Peace Prize, After this gets out he shoud have many more nominate him.

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Kind of short today, but we are off to a wedding in the morning, and the boss wants me to try on a bunch of cloths.

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Can’t leave without checking up on my brothers and sisters. How are you holding up? The daily routine is not routine anymore. Too much negative stuff going on?

You are not alone. There are over 9,400 fellow veterans following this site. We are growning fast every day.

if it is getting too overwhelming for you GET HELP!!

Here is a toll free number to call. There are highly qualified counselors there to help you. They will not hang up until they know you are OK.

1-800-273-8255

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Remember:

You are never alone.

You are never forsaken.

You are never unloved.

And above all…never, ever, give up!!!

This is the Day We Should Never, Ever, Forget

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It is September 11, 2020. 19 years ago today our nation was attacked. Many lives were lost. There were many heroes created on that day and the days after. Flight 93 was a plane load of heroes who gave up their lives to save many others.

I remember that day very clearly. My wife and I were at my son’s home in LaPine, Oregon. We had the TV on. It was inturrupted with the shocking news about the deadly attack. We both were stunned. We had a boy in the service and we feared he would be put in harm’s way. We couldn’t do anything, but leave and go home, even though we were supposed to be there several days.

We should never, ever, forget that day. It changed our lives forever.

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I pray that you didn’t lose a loved one on that day. Many families did. We as a nation came together quickly after that day. Young men and women inlisted in the military to help fight the dangers that these events can cause.

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i am watching on TV right now a soldier receiving the Medal of Honor. He saved over 70 lives in one operation. His courage and determination was far beyond the call of dutry.

There are so many other stories like this. Our veterans, and current military do not fear for their lives. They fear for those loved ones back home who may be in danger.

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How you doing my friend? Were you part of that terrible day? Did you lose loved ones on that day? I am so sorry if you did. My heart is aching for you.

This world can be pretty overwhelming these days. There are so many things to worry about. The Pandemic, rioting, wild fires everywhere, and people on the edge of giving up.

I need to remind you that this month is suicide preverntion month. Please get help if you are at that stage. Here is a toll free number to call right now. It is open 24/7.

1-800-273-8255

There are very qualified counselors there to help you. They will not hang up until they know you are OK.

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Remember:

You are never alone.

You are never forsaken.

You are never unloved.

And above all…never, ever, give up!

Too Many Hurting Veterans are Not Seeking Help

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I am sitting on my patio in the backyard. It is 89 right now. I am in the shade, but still feeling hot. Can’t be in the house, because there is a cleaning lady working in there.

I have talked to you before about Portland, Oregon. It is in my home state. I am embarrassed of what is going on.

Yesterday a little old lady had paint thrown into her face and was harassed by a jerk that was three times her size. Such a sick person to pick on little old ladies.

More and more veterans are getting involved with the rioting. They are there to try to stop the rioting, not escalating them. They are in harm’s way again, in a different way. However, several “Anarchist,” got bloodied up, and went running.

The Oregon State Police are now trying to stop the rioting. It has been 70 straight days of rioting there. I am sure that by now the rioters don’t even know what they are rioting for. They just like to intimidate, and harass.

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I am connecting up with many veterans on Facebook lately. I get five or six new friends who are veterans each day. If you what like to hook up with me, just go to Facebook and put Doug Bolton in the search area. I would be honored to connect with you.

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In March of 2001, I was the end of my rope, I was hanging on for dear life. I was out of control and tired of being here on this hotel called earth. I was in my Ford Explorer, and crying my eyes out. I turned into a school parking away from everyone and contemplated ending my life. I told God, “I CAN’T TAKE THIS ANYMORE!”

Suddenly there was a calmness inside of the vehicle. I stopped crying and felt much better all of a sudden. It was if God was saying, “It’s about time you came back to me. Now let me lead you the rest of the way. “

That changed my life! I drove home and decided I needed to reach out to other people that were desperate like me and give them hope. My first book was published called, “Signs of Hope; Ways to Survive in an Unfriendly World.” It later won a national award, from the Readers Favorite Awards.

How are you doing?

Are the days long and hard to handle? Are there times you feel you are not coping?

You have many fellow veterans here on this site. Some of them are going through what you are going through. They have your six, so reach out to them.

If it is too overbearing like it was for me, there is a toll free number to call 24/7. There are highly trained counselors there to help you.

1-800-273-8255

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Do not wait another minute! Call if you need help!

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+If you like what you see, please subscribe at the top of this page where it says, “subscribe.” When you do all future posts will come directly to your inbox. Also, if you know some else who could benefit for the site, please let them know about it. You may be saving a life. Your comments will not be seen by other people, just me, and I will connect with you to see if you are OK to share it.

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Remember:

You are never alone.

You are never forsaken.

You are never unloved.

And above all…never, ever, give up!