In Memory Of Agent Orange Victims The 8th Annual Veterans Day Agent Orange Balloon Release November 11th, 2015 1 pm e.s.t. Why? To recognize, remember & honor all that have been affected by Agent Orange Who Is Invited? Everyone is invited to participate in this joint effort of coordinating balloons, doves, butterflies, ladybugs or the item of your personal choice to be released simultaneously or used as decoration all across the nation, remembering & bringing attention to the tragedy created by the use of these herbicides. Whether it's one balloon, one dove, one butterfly or 1000! Lets see how many how many we can get to participate! It won't cost much--- It isn't hard to do--- Someone just might notice & ask us why. In an effort to coordinate this: Spread The Word! Here is an event poster you can print, post & share if you wish! Click & Print>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> <<<<<<< ** The amount of items you choose to release is totally up to you! ***** If you choose not to actually release the balloons please join in anyway by flying or decorating with them on this day. ***** ** We ask that everyone releases their items at 1 p.m.est ** If you choose balloons they should be Orange in color & preferably made of latex due to environmental concerns. *** (Please check with your local agencies about any laws or regulations) *** Hints, tips, & info for environmentally friendly balloon releases ****ATTENTION**** If you will be participating & don't mind your name & location listed with other participants please drop me an email to let me know. Who knows!? You might find someone else participating in your area & you may want to join together for the release. The Veterans Guest House Serving our Veterans and family members when Veterans have to travel distances for Veterans to receive medical treatment, The Veterans Guest House in Reno recently recognized 10,000 bed nights accomodations in the past 4 years Some Balloons get stuck by the tree Perhaps they stop to remember...... VA Combat Veterans Stafford, Texas & Stafford High School ROTC Stafford, Texas Retired Master Chief Petty Officer James E. Craig & the Navy JROTC unit of Conroe, Texas Reno, Nevada Orange Wreath that was presented at the Veterans Day Ceremonies in downtown Reno while Steve Hay-Chapman was walking "The Patches Walk" from Carson City to Reno. Steve's son also launched 5 balloons during the ceremonies Becky Gibbs, an Agent Orange Widow was the inspiration for this nation wide event This page was last updated: October 18, 2015 This page was last updated: October 18, 2015 The 3rd Annual "Patches Walk" Please find it in your heart to open the file below & support the 3rd Annual "Patches" Walk which is in memory of a hero who died from Agent Orange related illness. "Major. Hay-Chapman" flew "Patches" which is one of the most recognized Ranch Hand aircraft. In his ten months his Ranch Hand Aircraft were hit 500 times by ground fire. "Major. Hay-Chapman" retired after 27 years in Oct 1970,while the going was good and fought to the last day trying to get a 100% disability due to Agent Orange. He did get it just before he passed away from diabetes in what was a lengthy process of amputations starting with a toe and eventually loosing both legs. Delaware Valley Vietnam Veterans Levittown, PA A Review Of Previous Events The Video Below Includes Pictures Of The 2008 Event All Across The Country You May Wish To Use The Optional Music Control (Below) To Turn Off The Background Music On This Webpage While Watching The Video Georgia & Milton Raleigh, North Carolina Sincere thanks & hugz to everyone who participated in 2008 & 2009! Participants on Veterans Day 2008 Participants on Veterans Day 2010: Henry & Shelia Snyder Davenport, Florida Delaware Valley Vietnam Veterans Levittown, Pennsylvania Steve Burns and the Veterans Association of Thomas County Thomasville, Ga. Sharon McKechan & family, Bushkill, PA Jessica McKechan, Wind Gap, PA Melissa Kelbus, Orland Park, Illinois Veterans of Orland Park, Illinois Orland Park Civic Center Fifty American Flags Living Memorial Bloomington, Illinois John Ruzalski & Family Hawley, PA Beckie Mauler Mt. Clemens, Michigan Sharon Brennan/ Mt. Savage Elementary & Middle School/ VVA Chapter 172 Cumberland, MD Janette Haire & Jennifer Christopher (in honor of (Bill) William Lee Haire Jr) Jackson, TN Mike Lance & Family Leo, Indiana Bobbie Morris Beaver County, PA VVA Chapter 862 VVA/AVVA Chapter 451 Maryland Albert Stanley Paulette Plouck Sylvia Turnquist McPherson Cindi Warnock Cynthia Miller Nikki Phillips John Weiss Susan Jeavons Rome, Ohio Karen Kalkbrenner Grey Victoria L. Collier Eileen Rathbun Broadwell Joan Allegrini Sunny Fields Jim & Nancy Spelic, Willowick, Ohio Terry & Darla Reiling 3340 The Alameda Santa Clara, CA Bobbie Morris, PA Frank Williams Sandra Meadows AVVA Chapter 949 Huntington, WV The Veterans Guest House Reno, Nevada Participants on Veterans Day 2009 Glassboro VFW Glassboro, New Jersey Hollie Pulley & Family Creal Springs, IL Becky Gibbs Rolla, Missouri Jeanie Hennig San Antonio, TX Melissa Kelbus Orland Park, IL Georgeine Marbeiter Dunedin, FLA Jennifer Russell, Tonia & Jeff Staggs Waverly, TN Richard G. Shuster Reno/Sparks, NV Pat Walley Pine Hill, NY Cathy Keister VVA/AVVA Chapter 542 Gail Seward Gibson City, IL Phillip Gaudette & Family Saratoga Springs, NY Douglas C. Byram Eastpointe, Michigan Cindy Earl Las Vegas, NV Cara Wittcow Jean Senger Erin O’Hearne Linda Berry Mangliguis Jennifer ‘Emery’ Bakken Lois Shepard Janet Austin Kelly Elizabeth Morgan Andrew Gwynn Tracy Pisano Vicaro Sharon L. Perry Karen Renee Blake Ken Phillips Jack Fosnot Kristine Dreesman Nancy Cardwell Serfass Weiss Fred A. Palascak, Sr. Barbara Dardeen Conny Den Brok Lynn C. Shindel Bloomington, Illinois Jim & Carol Logsdon & Family Bloomington, Illinois Barb Fennessy Daniel Duke Tim Tenney, Littleton, Colorado AVVA/VVA Chapter 604 Topeka, Kansas MSgt. Foster Laura & James McKechan Naples, FL Kathy Ostman-Magnusen Hanna Jungbauer Gail Comtois Barbara Verne Dale Alan Prewitt Michel Rolfer Fouroneworld LaCrosse, WI Alexa Napier Linda Fisher Wilkinson Cheryl Fields Cindy Earl Jack O'Brien Dusty Houston Crystal Brumbaugh Donna Stewart Ginny Syvinski Chuck Morgan Amanda Bennet Alex Como Sr. Cindi Warnock Alice May Henner Greenleaf DeAnna Tippens-Chandler Idalia Guzman Donna Burden Bratt and Jesse Armystrong Bob Oulette Sr. Lu Ann Maki, Scranton, North Dakota Margaret Hinton, Illinois Chris Hinton, Pekin, Illinois Florence McSween Joe Joey Spado Carolyn Kaye Shimmel Charles Selph Tom Field Antoinette Taylor Karen McKechan Marilyn & Dennis Oliver Toledo, Ohio Becky Ginsbach Elizabeth Gonzalez Deb Lovett Stephanie Pacatte Whatley Claude Begin Marlaina Clark to share your photos please send them in! firstname.lastname@example.org to share your photos please send them in! email@example.com Due to environmental concerns we are asking that everyone use the balloons as decoration this year instead of actually releasing them into the atmosphere. Due to environmental concerns we are asking that everyone use the balloons as decoration this year instead of actually releasing them into the atmosphere.