PALATINATE CHAPTER PROJECTS

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
Our Patriots
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JROTC Medals are presented at the American High Schools on US Military Bases in Germany.
    
Entries each year into the American History and Christopher Columbus essay contests are encouraged and promoted.
    
Palatinate Chapter lays a wreath each spring in observance of Yorktown Day, on the gravesite of Wilhelm and Christian von Forbach, who are entombed in Munich , in honor of our Palatinate Patriots who served in the war for American Independence.
    Von Forbach Gravesite - Munich
Chapter members attend the international ceremony in Hochfelden, France and lay a wreath at the monument marking the gravesite of WWII veteran Lt. John Grant Rahill. The town of Hochfelden established and maintains this monument in memory of all who died in the battles of the area. The ceremony takes place near the date of our Memorial Day each year.
    

 

Members support Landstuhl Regional Army Hospital by donating needed items and visiting soldiers recuperating from wounds sustained in Iraq and Afghanistan. Landstuhl is the primary medical treatment center for casualties of U.S. operations within Europe, Southwest Asia, and the Middle East.  
Read about DAR at Landstuhl: http://www.kaiserslauternamerican.com/

Chapter financial donations support the operation of the Fisher House at Landstuhl Hospital. Due to the location of this particular Fisher House (not on American soil) the US Fisher Foundation does not supply operating funds for this House. It is run solely on donations. A Fisher House is "a home away from home" for families of military personnel receiving medical care at major military and VA medical centers. The houses are normally located within walking distance of the treatment center or have transportation available. The 31 ST Fisher house is a 7,900 square foot two-story comfort home and is the second built at the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, the U.S. military's only major medical center outside the United States. The first Fisher House built at Landstuhl was dedicated in June 2001. U.S. military personnel injured or wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan are normally sent to Landstuhl for their medical treatment.
 
The second Fisher House is larger than the first, with 11 bedrooms and a manager's office, plus a children's playroom. It is situated at the junction of Munson Circle and Gorgas Avenue across the street from the first Fisher House. Families are asked to pay $10 per day to stay at the facility. The approximate yearly costs for both houses are $180,000.
Tiffin Fox on left presenting check to FIsher House
 
 

 

We also support the Wounded Warrior Project.

 

 

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