Greendale American Legion Post 416   6351 W. Grange Avenue, Greendale, WI  53129  Pho: 414-421-3371
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This page was last updated: February 9, 2016
Notice: Our next "General Membership" meeting is on Thursday, January 18th at 7:00pm. 
(The General Membership meets the 
3rd Thursday of every month)
(No meeting in July or August)
Thank you for visiting us!

Notice: Our Firing Squad will be meeting in the Legion Hall on Thursday, January 14th at 7:00pm.
(Meets the 2nd Thursday of every other month except no meeting is held in July or August. Instead, we meet in May and June, then take the summer off)
Our Meeting Schedule!
Notice: Our Executive Committee will meet in the Squad Bay at the post on Thursday, February 4th at 7:00pm.
(Always meets the 1st Thursday of every month)

IMPORTANT DATES IN JANUARY 2016

3rd    Bingo in Memorial Hall, 6:00pm for 
         Firing Squad

5th    Bingo in Memorial Hall, 9:45am for
         Firing Squad

6th    Vietnam Vets Meeting 6:30pm

7th    Executive Board Meeting 7:00pm

7th    MCL - Badger Detachment 7:30pm

10th   District Oratorical Contest 11am

10th  Bingo in Memorial Hall, 6:00pm for 
         Post

12th  Bingo in Memorial Hall 9:45am for
         Firing Squad

14th  Firing Squad Meeting 7:00pm

14th  SAL Meeting 7:00pm

15th - 17th Mid Winter Conference
​         
17th  Bingo in Memorial Hall 6:00pm for 
         Post

19th  Bingo in Memorial Hall, 9:45am for
         Firing Squad

20th 4th District Meeting @ Post 416 hosted
        by Post 299

21st  General Membership Meeting 7:00pm

24th  Bingo in Memorial Hall 6:00pm for the
         Post

25th  VFW Meeting 6:30

26th Bingo in Memorial Hall 9:45am for the
        Firing Squad

31st  Bingo in Memorial Hall, 6:00pm for
         Post
Things We Do
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Located at 6351 W. Grange Avenue, Greendale, WI 53129
Call 414-421-3371.
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IMPORTANT DATES
IN FEBRUARY 2016

2nd    Bingo in Memorial Hall, 9:45am for
          Firing Squad
 
3rd    Vietnam Vets Meeting, 6:30 pm

4th    Executive Board Meeting, 7:00pm

4th    MCL-Badger Detachment, 7:30pm

7th   4th District Bowling Tournament   
        2:00pm

7th    Bingo in Memorial Hall, 6:00pm for
         Post

9th    Bingo in Memorial Hall, 9:45am for
         Firing Squad

11th  SAL Meeting, 7:30pm

14th  Bingo in Memorial Hall, 6:00pm for
         40/8

16th  Bingo in Memorial Hall, 9:45am for
         Firing Squad

16th  DAV Meeting, 3:00pm

17th  4th District Meeting, 7:30pm

18th  General Membership & Auxiliary 
         Meeting, 7:00pm  

21st  Bingo in Memorial Hall, 6:00pm for
         Post

22nd  VFW Meeting 6:30pm

23rd  Bingo in Memorial Hall 9:45am for
          Firing Squad

23rd  40/8 Meeting, 7:00pm

28th  Bingo in Memorial Hall, 6:00pm for
         Post
QUESTION: How many members are there in the Greendale American Legion Post 416?
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A. 17
B. 138
C. 564
C. 564 truly fabulous members!
Thank you for serving!
Denise Rohan, Past State Commander for 
the Department of Wisconsin
Denise Rohan Runs for National Commander
QUESTION!
What is the Legacy Scholarship Fund?
ANSWER: The Legacy Scholarship Fund is a very special fund that was created by The American Legion Riders. These motorcycle riders get together by the hundreds and ride from town to town across the United States, raising money to help pay for the college education of children who lost a parent while protecting our freedom. Many children have grown up without the benefit of both parents for this reason, thus making life difficult for them in many ways. They should never have to worry about how to pay for their education too. Enough. The American Legion Riders are known for their philosophy that, "We take care of our own."

We thank The American Legion Riders for your help and service to these exceptional kids! May God bless you and may God bless America. For more information about the Riders and what they do, please go to: www.legion.org/riders
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From the Editor:
The October 2015 issue of The American Legion Magazine for a strong America featured an amazing article about Noah Galloway. Galloway, a Legion member of The American Legion Post 911 in Birmingham, Alabama, overcame severe war injuries and depression to re-embrace fitness, dance with the stars and inspire America.

On the night of December 19, 2005, Galloway told his commanding officer that he would drive the lead truck in the Triangle of Death. That led to an explosion that took his left arm and left leg and landed him in a depressive state. The following is quoted from the magazine article written by Henry Howard: 

Wearing his night-vision goggles, Galloway did not see the tripwire strewn across the road as the three-truck convoy headed out to pick up other platoon members. The blast flipped his armored Humvee into a ditch. "I never saw it" recalls Galloway. "Lt Eidson said that before it went off, he saw a bush that was out of place for a second, then boom! It went off. It hit my door and threw my 9,000 pound Humvee flying through the air and landing in a canal adjacent to the road. The water was up to my chest. I had a huge hole in my jaw. They thought I was already dead."

The amazing thing is that Galloway shielded Eidson and gunner, Ryan Davis, who each suffered minor injuries. Eidson surveyed the scene, saw that Galloway was still breathing, and scrambled back up the 15-foot slippery slope to the road for help. The accompanying Humvees had sped past the kill zone following protocol to leave the scene after an IED explosion. "They blew through the smoke and didn't see the truck and assumed that we did the same and hauled butt," Eidson remembers. "They didn't know we were stuck down in the canal, so I got out and didn't see anybody."

After checking on Galloway again and getting Davis out, Eidson returned to the lonely road. His commander denied a request for a rescue convoy. Their only hope was for the other two Humvees to return. "Essentially we were just kind of just waiting for the moment for somebody to open fire since an ambush is usually associated with those types of explosions, but it didn't happen," Eidson says. "Honestly, I prayed. I prayed that God would send somebody to come and help us. I don't believe it was a coincidence, but after I said that prayer those guys came back in the trucks and were able to get us out."

We could go on with the rest of this story, but you'll have to read the article yourself. If you are an American Legion member, then you already have the magazine in your home. If not, go to www.legion.org and request a copy of the October 2015 issue of The American Legion Magazine. The bottom line is that Galloway miraculously survived, managed to get through all the problems associated with losing parts of his body, and went on to inspire America. If you saw him on the TV show, "Dancing With The Stars," then you know him. He went on to win the hearts of America, courageously dancing with his partner with one missing leg and one missing arm.

A very big "thank you" goes to every veteran who ever sacrificed something to help guarantee our freedom. There's never enough that can be said to express the gratitude for such a heroic act. Best wishes to you always from a fellow veteran who cares!
Thank you!
Bob Naffier
The National Committee of The American Legion increased our annual dues by $5.00. As a courtesy to all our current members, this increase will not go into effect for anyone whose 2016 dues is received before the end of 2015. You can pay online at www.wilegion.org or mail it to our post's address shown at the bottom of this page. Additionally, we're advised that the members at Greendale Post 416 voted to increase the Post's portion of the dues by $5.00 starting in January 2016. Therefore the dues is actually $40.00 beginning in January. You can save yourself a total of $10.00 by getting your $30.00 dues payment in now. Nice savings!

Editor's note:
The American Legion works tirelessly helping veterans and their families in need. Not for profit and not because we're forced to, but because we want to. Our dues help toward making that goal possible. Here are some interesting facts about how we compare to other charitable organizations you hear about. We think you'll be a little more than proud to be associated with one of America's most caring and committed organizations. Thank you!
Read more!
Fisher House Is Scheduled To Open In Early 2016

It's amazing how fast time has flown since the ground breaking at Fisher House on the VA Hospital grounds. Officials believe the $6.2 million facility will open in early 2016. "This has been a major project, but one that is worth while" said Curtiss S. Peck, Director of Fisher House Wisconsin. "There are 64 Fisher Houses in the United States, United Kingdom and Germany and this will be a welcomed addition here in Milwaukee" he continued.

The VA Hospital on West National Avenue serves veterans from 22 states and families who are visiting their loved one while they are hospitalized need a place to stay. With the addition of the new Spinal Injury Unit at the hospital, patients tend to be hospitalized for longer periods. Visitors come from miles around and sleep in their cars on the hospital grounds because the cost to stay in a hotel for such a long duration is prohibitive.

Mr. Peck said it is very interesting how the Fisher House Foundation works. The Federal Government gives them a piece of land near the hospital complex and the Foundation builds a Fisher House for less money than the government could. Once the construction of the house is completed, the property is turned back over to the government thus costing no money to the taxpayer. "It's a really good deal for everyone," said Mr. Peck. "The Fisher House Foundation raises the money to build the house and then gives the house to the government", Peck said. "What's more, the administrative overhead cost of raising the money is only 4%, which covers the cost of advertising, wages and benefits and so on. That means that 96% of all donations goes into building the house."

The Better Business Bureau says that any 501C non-profit organization that reports an administrative overhead cost of say 40% should raise a flag for anyone wanting to contribute money. Start up costs for any organization are usually higher in the beginning, but then they should taper off as time goes by. If they don't, then the organization is in the business of jobs more than benefiting someone. That puts Fisher House in a very positive light with its 4% administrative costs. If you are thinking of donating to an organization, you can get the facts about their administrative costs by checking with the Internal Revenue Service online and reviewing their Form 990. This form is required to be submitted yearly. If the organization hasn't filed their Form 990 every year, think twice.

People interested in making a contribution to the Fisher House can do so in a number of ways. Financial donations can be made directly to Fisher House of Wisconsin online or by mail. In addition, visitor overflows need to be put up in hotels until an opening occurs at the Fisher House. People can donate their accumulated hotel points by contacting the company that manages the points and telling them that you want to donate your points to the Fisher House through the Hotels for Heroes Program. "We will be exploring a relationship with one or more local hotels to help us during times when demand is greater than our capacity. Depending on how the budget and our arrangements with local hotels work out, the family may need to share in covering the cost of the hotel room or maybe the foundation will be able to pay the whole charge. We don't know how all that is going to work out yet," said Curtiss Peck.

Another way people can help is to donate their frequent flier miles from the airlines through the Hero Miles Program. "All fallen soldiers get sent to the Military Mortuary at Dover Air Force Base in Dover, Delaware," said Mr. Peck. "The Fisher House Foundation pays for family members to fly to Dover to receive their fallen loved one. The family never has to pay for their transportation to do so. We take care of that cost and then we put them up at the Fisher House located at Dover if they need a place to stay," he continued. 

If you are a member of an organization and are reading this, please know that anyone of the board members of the Wisconsin Fisher House is willing to come to your General Membership Meeting to make a presentation about the program. One member just picked up a donation today for five thousand dollars and another for one hundred dollars. "Both are very important to us," said Curtiss Peck. Note: The American Legion Post 416 donates to Fisher House Wisconsin.

For more information about the Fisher House on the Milwaukee VA Hospital grounds, call Curtiss Peck at 414-241-2400 or write to him at curtiss.peck@yahoo.com. He is a member of The American Legion and The American Legion Riders. He is also a board member of Fisher House Wisconsin, Inc. You can also visit Fisher House Wisconsin at http://www.fisherhousewi.org/We thank Curtiss Peck for his services.
DUES TIME!
Note: In a previous article on this website, we mentioned only a $5.00 increase. Newer information has come to our attention, causing this story to be updated. We apologize for any inconvenience. Thank you for your kind understanding and thank you for serving! 
Bob Naffier, Editor.
About The Legion!
Do you want to learn something about The American Legion? Do you want to be in on the ground floor of what's going on, what's in the works and where we are going?
The Mid Winter Conference is the place for you! It runs Friday through Sunday, January 15 - 17, 2016. And you don't have to stay all weekend or even over night. Simply drive up to Baraboo, Wisconsin (near Wisconsin Dells) for just one day. It's about 2.5 hours from Milwaukee and it's a beautiful drive. Registration is $25.00 for the whole weekend and the post will reimburse you for the registration fee. It doesn't get any better than that! Check with Dave Pier or Tim Baranzyk.

Should you decide to go, you will receive the latest information about the Wisconsin American Legion. You can pick and choose what you want to see and learn about!! It's a great way to enjoy the day and bring yourself up-to-date on the largest veterans organization in the world. Lots of people go. Click here for details. Then attend. It's yours for the taking! Have fun!!
Midwinter Conference
-HELP WANTED-
The Milwaukee VA Women's Health Program is recruiting
SISTER ASSISTERS

Unfortunately, the Medical Center can feel unwelcoming or even outright intimidating to some women Veterans. We want to reach out to these Veterans and help make their experience more comfortable. We want to be sure that eligible women Veterans get the health care they have earned and deserve.

We are looking for female Volunteers who would be willing to meet Veteran patients at the Medical Center entrance and accompany them to their appointment. The Sister Assister would wait until the appointment is complete and then accompany the Veteran back to the Medical Center entrance.

If you think you might be interested or you know someone who might be interested in becoming a Sister Assister, please contact Jill Feldman, Women Veterans Program Manager for more information at 414-384-2000 or 1-888-469-6614. Ask for extension 41926. Volunteers must complete a background check and Voluntary Service orientation. Volunteers must be female. Military service is a plus. Thank you!
NOW HEAR THIS!
Greendale Post 416 Post Members Visit The Spinal Cord Injury Unit at Zablocki VA Medical Center
By Bob Naffier
When I first began to write this article, I was going to start out with something clever like, ‘Twas a few days before Christmas and all through the town… and, well you get the idea. But then I thought, why? There’s so much more to what I really want to say and write. So I gave up the idea of being clever even though this story really did happen just before Christmas. 

This story is not like the others you might read at this time of year. It's not about fictional characters. It’s not about people who don’t exist or they live in some far off land where nobody knows where it is. And it’s not about some insignificant “human interest” story that no one will remember. It’s about real people, in a real time, at a real place, with real circumstances that perhaps many of us would choose not to think about right now during these busy holidays. It’s about veterans…wounded veterans.

You see, on December 19, 2015, a heartfelt team of volunteers from the Greendale American Legion Post 416 got together and set out to take on a special task. The mission was to visit as many fellow comrades as they could who were hospitalized in the Spinal Cord Injury Unit on the grounds of the Zablocki VA Medical Center in Milwaukee. This was a welcome undertaking. It required a lot of thoughtfulness, humility, responsibility, compassion, and personal caring. It also resulted in personal growth. But all these things are in keeping with the words we recite every month at our general meetings; the Preamble. It’s those set of words that begin with, “For God and country.” 

For at least one of our team members, this was definitely the umpteenth time that he had visited this facility this year. I’d like to recognize Bob Roark for that. Bob is at the VA Medical Center twice every week visiting patients. He does this not for pay, not for recognition, not for special awards, but because he personally cares about his fellow comrades. For most of the other team members on this tour, it was our first time. It was that one true, eye-opening experience that happens to a person maybe only once in a lifetime and one that would never be forgotten. Ladies and gentlemen, I welcome you to the VA Spinal Cord Injury Unit. 

First, before we get started, I would like you to please take a look at the photos at the top of this article if you haven't already done so. Meet Chelsea on the left. Chelsea works directly with the patients in the Spinal Cord Injury Unit. She is the Recreation Therapist on duty. On this particular day, however, she also volunteered to be the photographer who captured our team as you can see in the middle picture. By the way, I’m proud to say I’m one of the guys in the picture and we thank Chelsea for doing this. There is something special about Chelsea that anyone can recognize right from the start. You see, she is personally committed to her patients throughout the year and especially during the holiday season as they travel through their difficult recoveries. In the middle picture are the men from Post 416 who took some holiday time to share with some very special veterans. They don’t see themselves as heroes, but we do. We all have our own story, but now it was time for us to listen to theirs. All of these volunteers were fantastic! We deployed to the VA Hospital on a special assignment that, well let’s just call it, “Operation Merry Christmas.” In the far right picture you will see the main entrance of the Spinal Cord Injury Unit. It’s identified as “Building 144.” Our mission was to enter that building and do what we were set out to do, extending our friendship, listening, spreading holiday cheer, and offering everyone gift cards for items from the local canteen. 

As we started out our journey, one thing I noticed for sure was that there weren’t many other visitors or families in the building. Possibly they were wrapped up with their Christmas presents…no pun intended. So as we entered the building, you could virtually hear a pin drop. There was no one calling out orders and announcements over crackly loudspeakers, there were no loud TVs, and no one was pushing and shoving to get through the hallways. It was quiet and with an element of respect. 

Our first destination was to the Cafeteria where we met with Chelsea on how to approach the patients. There were two main rules. One was to always knock on the door and wait for a reply to come in. The other was to sanitize our hands on each entry. Apparently this was very important because there was a hand sanitizing dispenser mounted on the wall outside of every room and the spreading of germs in a spinal cord unit could be very dangerous. We used them constantly. Chelsea was very friendly and helpful in getting us organized. We removed our coats and jackets and placed them on a legless table. That’s right…a table without legs. Instead of standing up from the floor as you usually see, these tables hung suspended from the ceiling. I imagine this was to help accommodate wheelchairs that might gather around. Wow! They thought of everything. I never saw anything like this before, but it all made perfect sense.












                                                                          Legless table

Following our session with Chelsea, we continued on to embark on one of the most humbling experiences I have ever had. If I thought I had physical discomfort or problems in my life, they immediately paled in comparison. The patients in this building were the type that you hold doors open for. You respect them. You honor them for their sacrifice. You see them in a way that you see no one else. Their physical condition in this present day is so much different than the one they had before joining the service. While the reasons for their injuries were both from active duty and non-military related, you could still plainly see the ravages of war; an imperfect world that these veterans had hoped to improve. They did something in the name of protecting this country and protecting our freedom that put them in this situation. Some of the men I saw were visibly without limbs while others had hidden injuries. All of them had injured spines and, for sure, all of them were veterans. They all served this great country. In the end, you definitely respect these guys because you know you would not want to trade places with them. 

The first patient we met was John. I changed his name to protect his identity as I will do for the rest of the patients. We found John rolling his way through the hallways in a wheelchair. He liked to see what was going on in the unit and he was there to capture it all if he could. The one thing that was unique about John was that he was the only one cruising around the halls. The rest of the patients were confined to their beds. John, whose face revealed that he was not really old, had hair and a beard that was white as snow. We called him Santa. He didn’t seem to be offended by this at all. In fact he was very friendly and welcoming. Sitting straight up in his wheelchair, he carried a miniature remote controlled helicopter in his lap. It had headlights on it that really worked. The first thing he did was to demonstrate how well he could fly that helicopter. He placed it on a table top where it lifted off via his sensitive touch and strong command of the remote control. Each little lever and button was intricate and very effective. He demonstrated how he could fly the helicopter only an inch away from the wall without crashing. He pointed out how the two propellers on the top, one mounted above the other, traveled in opposite directions. “This,” he said, “is the aerodynamic and scientific way to make sure I can maneuver the helicopter wherever I want it to go.” From there the chopper zoomed out into the open space, performing all sorts of gyrations. He had every maneuver under control. He was a pro. As he showed off his skills from his wheelchair, he told us that his job in the Air Force was to conduct search and rescue operations using military helicopters. Sometimes he would bring back a live body, but sometimes there were those who were not as lucky. So now he had plenty of time to work on his flying skills, but on a smaller scale and from a wheelchair. He was a natural.

John led us through the hallways to the various rooms where we could visit other patients. He always scouted ahead of us to see if the rooms down the hall were occupied. He waved us forward if there was someone there. He never entered the rooms, but he was delighted to be at our service. Along the way to one of the rooms we saw an elevator door open. Out rolled Rosie, a computerized robot programmed to deliver supplies to the staff. I swear I almost heard her say, “Pardon me, coming through.” Rosie was capable of entering the elevator, calling up the correct floor, and getting off to deliver her items. I was flabbergasted. She was a little camera shy on the day I took her picture, but I managed to get it and take a look for yourself. The professionals who thought up this program thought of absolutely everything including the robot. Again, she reduced the spread of germs by having less human hands touch the supplies. Rosie did it!















                                                                           Hi Rosie!

We continued our tour by walking past one of the nurses stations. Behind the counter were some very astute looking employees dressed in dark blue hospital uniforms and scrubs. They were all busy with something and some were working on computers. They were extremely quiet as they went about their business. Their soft-soled shoes made virtually no noise. They also were very serious and focused on every patient; but still they were friendly. They looked up at us without saying a word, nodding their heads in recognition of our passing through. I almost felt like I was a part of a super human team on a similar mission. We both cared about the patient.

The next patient we saw was Joe. He was completely bedbound. He was lying there slightly on his left side looking away from us when we entered the room. He was resting in sort of a semi-fetal position. He appeared as though he was unable to turn himself over in bed to see us and so we went around to the other side of the bed to see him. He appeared to be staring at a blank wall most of the time, but then he would look up to see out the window. He barely moved his head in the process. We introduced ourselves and immediately a big smile came across his face. It extended from ear to ear. “I’m so happy to see you guys!” he exclaimed. We asked what branch of service he was in. He replied, “Air Force,” and a bunch of us cheered him on. The smile he had from ear to ear got even bigger. We asked how long he had been there. He said, “I arrived in February. This is now seven surgeries and ten months later and I’m still waiting to go home. I don’t know when that will be yet. But don’t worry guys,” he continued. “I’ll be home someday. I’m just so happy you came here to see me.” He wished us a Merry Christmas as we began to leave the room. Our Chaplain, Doug, gave him gift certificates to the hospital canteen so he could send a visitor to bring him back some munchies. We were truly as moved to see the smile on this man’s face as he was to see us. What a heart-warming experience.

As we left the room, there again was John, our friend with the helicopter. He was waiting for us in his wheelchair and guided us to the next room. We knocked on the door and heard a voice say, “Come in.” We all cleaned our hands as we entered. As with the first patient, we introduced ourselves, this time to Jim. This man was also lying slightly on his left side. It seemed like many of the patients we saw were situated in this position. I’m not sure if that was due to their spinal injuries, but it seemed like none of the patients were lying flat on their backs. So guess what! Jim was in the Air Force too. So were the next three patients we saw! We began to wonder if there was something different about the Air Force until we finally ran across a Marine. We asked each of the patients the same questions and one thing was for sure. All of them were happy to see us and wanted to talk. No one was griping and no one was complaining. They were just happy! They seemed to appreciate us and especially they appreciated the VA staff that constantly made a difference in their lives. They couldn’t be in a better place under the circumstances. We could also see in each of the employees working there that they truly cared. You hear stories about VA Hospitals across the country, but there is nothing negative here. These employees live each day to help these great freedom fighters. It’s all about them and all about their care.  

While visiting the Marine, he said he was getting out in two weeks and that they have been telling him this since September. He laughed and we laughed, but my heart still had a ping of sadness. We gave him a big “Hoorah” and he returned the gesture. Like many of the patients, he was from out of town and so far away from home. Thus, I can now see how the Fisher House will be so helpful. Only two of the guys were from Wisconsin; one from Fond du Lac and the other from Milwaukee. The rest were from various states and on this particular day, almost all of them were alone. It broke my heart especially in light of this being Christmas time. Whatever their religious belief, I wondered what kind of holiday these guys were going to have without family or friends around?

Each of the patients seemed to know that we, if anyone, would understand, care and relate. We all knew they became something that many of us all too often could have become ourselves; confined, injured and alone. The possibility of sustaining a life-changing injury was part of the job we signed up for. We were just luckier. None-the-less, there was a certain kind of a bond; a code or unspoken rule…something between us that made us who we are. We shared our personal stories, mutual respect and love for the country we share. This, to us, is the America we fought for! We could see the good in them and I think they could see it in us. To all of us, the meaning of, “Leave no man behind,” is more than a slogan. It’s a way of life. It’s what we do. We thank each other and every man and woman who has ever served. This is our nation. It's ours because of them; one nation under God.

It was a successful mission for us and I pray it was for them. Though their journey is far from over, it seems to me that day by day, it will be filled with hope, dedication and determination. I want to thank the Spinal Cord Injury Unit for allowing us to visit and I want to thank you for reading this. If anyone wants to make a difference, consider this. Consider that no one is asking for money and no one is asking for long-term commitments. But if you want to, if you desire to touch a life, these guys would appreciate it more than you know. Don’t worry about what you will say or do. Ask a close friend to join you if you want for support. Or ask a hospital representative for advice. They are there for both you and the patient. They are willing to share their knowledge and suggestions with you. Contact Voluntary Services at 414-384-2000, ext 41802 or 41803 in order to complete the process and become a registered volunteer. Thank you and thank you for serving! God bless!

Chelsea K.
The volunteers of Post 416
VA Spinal Cord Injury Unit
Greendale Veterans Memorial

Here is the latest information regarding the Greendale Veterans Memorial. This incredible project moves forward as a result of some of the most wonderful people you'd ever want to meet. These dedicated individuals have demonstrated what can be accomplished through a strong vision, positive attitude, and personal commitment to something worthwhile. You may recall that the Memorial was originally met with some opposition that had to be overcome. That challenge actually became an important part of  the history of this project. It added fuel to the overwhelming desire to make a great vision come true. We think you will be a little more than proud to be part of this patriotic endeavor soon to be located in beautiful Greendale, Wisconsin. We hope you will want to partake in this history-making project through your personal support. Last year, many of the residents from Greendale and the surrounding communities sounded their horns as they drove by the proposed site where so many American flags and handwritten signs stood up proudly from the ground for all to see. It was spectacular! We are very grateful and honored as your veterans to be part of this wonderful community. Thank you to the committee for making this possible and thank you to all our friends for your patriotic and loving support. You are important not only to us, but to the entire nation.
Veterans Memorial Site
Thank you!