Cape Cod Veterans News


We are moving into the busy rest of the year now. June was a busy month, the 7-8-9th we provided security for the Boston Bombing victims and Walter Reed Wounded Heroes here on the Cape. Our singers entertained them  at their camp. On Sunday the 9th they were guests of honor at our concert at the Sand Dollar fundraiser. Spaulding Rehab was thankful for our assistance.

The Sunday fundraiser with our group Whiskey Whiskey Golf and more a dozen local other singers including Sarah Swain and Oh Boys rocked the house. Over $3,000 was raised. Executive Director Terry Clen who heads WWG has exceeded his total fundraising from last year, Muriel’s daughter from Sweet Bean Bakery in NH donated

150 cookies with our logo and all the service logos on them, we sold these out for $5 each, huge hits. Way to go Terry and WWG.

June 10th Veterans Seminar with CCVI & Elder Service of Cape Cod & the Islands at Hyannis VFW was very successful and drew 70 people. Many filed for benefits that day with Service Officers from Ed Merigan‘s office, Bonnie from the from VA did a bang up job on the clinic and Counseling and Readjustment Center on West Main St. Susan Pollard from Local Veterans Employment Center also assisted. We plan several more Seminars this year, at least one in Falmouth.

Six members from CCVI we at Walter Reed Medical Military Center to visit one of our own Vincent Manion-Brodeur. We visited many wounded soldiers and handed out over $3, 000 in TD Bank Gift Cards ,shirts and our Challenge Coins. We were allowed on the Traumatic Brain Injury Ward and it was a struggle to contain emotions. The other wards had quadruple amputees. One young officer lost both legs so far up, they can’t place prosthetics on him, he also lost a arm.  He lay on a motorized flat gurney, controlled by his remaining hand. One could visit there and never have self pity. We presented a plaque to the Naval Lodge, for their assistance in helping our Wounded Heroes Families. Checks were given by CCVI & VFW Post 10274 for $500 each to the Walter Reed Society. CCVI’s Whiskey Whiskey Golf Singing Group made a  donation of $500 to The Quality Of Life Foundation, great group the pays the cost of many expenses that are never covered by the military, Met a group of extreme Patriots that Jeff knows from Various Veterans groups form CT. This was their 96th time visiting the wounded. Wounded Veterans from the Cape would walk up to us in the buildings and greet us once they saw our shirts. Many pictures from this trip will be posted as was last November’s visit. Next visit, will be discussed at meeting. As usual, ALL cost for this trip, as well as all trips, were

paid by the members, including flight, lodging, rental car, meals and yes, bar tab. Plans are to fly some of the wounded we met here for the summer and take care of their lodging.

Our members (all are CCVI members) from our Golf Tournament Affiliate met twice this month and everything is set for our Halloween Shootout at Blue Rock on Oct 26th, $75 per. Sponsors are Silver $50, Gold $100. Half of funds raised goes to CCVI and the other half to Brewster Animal Rescue this year. Those whishing to contribute can sponsor or play. Send check to our address, checks made out to KMGGT.

Members gets together every Friday at the Sand Dollar 5PM with member Greg Buckley singing.

July 4th   WWG Concert at 7PM at O’Shea’s Olde Inn, no cost, donations only.

Sunset Cruise on Cape Cod Bay aboard the Lobster Roll is set for Sept. 15th  SOLD OUT!! Entertainment line up to be issued later.

Sept. 4th is a fundraiser at the Sons of Erin 7PM Entertainment Director Joe MacDonald will have a great line up. Member Dave Collette who makes those great coffee tables is making a special Irish Coffee Table to raffle off. The Sons of Erin have been a big supporter of this organization. We recommend all that qualify, join.

Sept. 8th our huge fundraiser at the Sand Dollar put on by owner Terry O’Donnell. This will be a great time. The music line up and prizes are out of this world, a keg has been donated for this.

Wounded Heroes will visit the Cape again is Sept. from Spaulding which Terry Clen has set up for years. Terry will hand them a check for over $6,000 this year to pay for their meals and lodging. Special tip of the hat to members Terry Clen, Rick Lamont and Dave Wilson for raising the funds.

Oct. 12th is our Wings Fest at the Irish Village, 12 entries so far, with many more asking. We need to keep this under 15, so sorry but first come….

Peggie Clen is new web assistant for our upgrade.

Special tip of the cap to Richie Sayers, Jeff Brodeur and Zippy Nickerson for their steady contributions.

New Letterhead and Certificate of Appreciation is being produced.

Sunset Cruise sold out for Sept. 15th

Working with Liz Watkins on a video production she does about Pearl Harbor and WWII, she will be on the Cape for 2 months.

Received a nice letter form woman (he mother lives in Harwich) in Texas I helped with her late husband’s benefits. The VA told her she wasn’t qualified for any survivor benefits. After a couple of call she revisited the state Veterans Officer office and I am happy to announce she not only got the benefits but the back money, medical, etc.

Thank you to all our members who make this a great organization.

Next meeting Aug. 1st  at Royal Palace Rest. 369 Route 28 West Dennis. 6PM

Rich Riehle

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Cape Cod Veterans, Inc

The Veteran’s Creed

  1. I am an American Veteran
  2. I proudly served my country
  3. I live the values I learned in the military
  4. I continue to serve my community, my country and my fellow veterans
  5. I maintain my physical and mental discipline
  6. I continue to lead and improve
  7. I make a difference
  8. I honor and remember my fallen comrades

The creed is supported by AMVETS, Disabled American Veterans, HillVets, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Military Order of the Purple Heart, Paralyzed Veterans of America, Reserve Officers Association, Student Veterans of America, Team Rubicon Global, Veterans of Foreign Wars .