We started our November 13th meeting just days after Veteran’s Day and the 100th anniversary of the end of WWI with Sir Stuart Matthews reading the WWI poem “In Flanders Field the Poppies Blow…” which all appreciated. President Paul Anderson reminded us that we’re marching in the Scottish Walk on Saturday November 1st and he hoped we have good representation in our marching group and also that our Christmas Luncheon is on Tuesday 18th. Christine Friedberg told us our community support project this month was to bring in cans of food for ALIVE. Our speaker was Dick Schmitt who told about projects he and his wife are supporting in Vietnam in memory of their son, Landon Carter Schmitt who died during work he was doing in Vietnam. First Dick told us a bit about Vietnam’s collateral damage from the Vietnam War – Agent Orange, unexploded munitions, the POW/MIA issue, and both military and civilian casualties. The foundation Dick and his wife established in memory of Landon is building schools and kindergartens in Vietnam to support mainly children who are blind or visually disadvantaged.
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