Monday, November 10, 2008

RE: Veterans Day


Here is the email on the Veterans Day activity mentioned in my prior email - again welcome to the Pack. I have also copied others as I did not see their name on the distribution list for this event and wanted to make sure they were aware of the activity.

For those in copy, please accept my apology if you have already replied directly to Kaci Slymen.

From: Kaci Slymen []
Sent: Friday, November 07, 2008 10:24 AM
To: Ed & Lesa Zulauf;; Michelle & Steve Swanson;; Adel Munayyer; Aimee Hostetter; Diana Heller; Tom & Julie Miller;; Kim Grabowski; Marc and Denise Estrada; Megan Hedges; Sandy Finch; Tom Miller; Valerie Farrell; Wick Silke; Diana Yi; Jane & Peter Shafron; Jeannette O'Keeffe; Lisa Worsley; Amy Dalphy_hm; Dalphy, Amy - work; Hazem M Abdellatif; Julia Gilman; Karen Stoddard; Kim & Scott Stroud; Kimberly Keen; Lynn Robertson; Mark Robertson; Nina & Jatin Bhatt; Ronald Mark; Sandy Potter; Pack 766 Den 6; Denise Clem; Don Clem; Gaby Nodar; Janice Simpson; John Nodar; Michael Fatigate; Reannah Sartoris; Donna Savely; ARYARAD2@AOL.COM;; Julie Labigan; Michelle & Andrew Bass; Shelley & Ken Grier;; Denamarie Baker
Subject: Veterans Day

November 7, 2008

Dear Cubs and Families,

Thank you so much for the overwhelming response to our call for volunteers for this year’s Veterans Day celebration. For all volunteers, please meet in the Lavender Room, to the left inside the main doors at the Community Center, by 1:45 p.m. in full uniform.

If you have not yet volunteered, we would love to see you there! Please see below for the information to RSVP if you can make it.

We encourage all of you to talk with veterans in your family and neighborhood and visit the flag memorial set up outside the library.

Veterans Day - According to Wikipedia, Veterans Day honors the 24.9 million military veterans of the United States. A veteran is a person who has or is working in the armed forces, and this is not limited to those who served in combat or who are retired. However, Veterans Day is commonly meant to honor all who have served the United States in war.

Veterans Day history - is celebrated on November 11, the anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that ended World War I; major hostilities were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918.

Memorial Day – observed on the last Monday of May, the day honors American service members who have died in war.

Patriotism – love and/or devotion to one’s country.

Reverence – to regard someone with respect, admiration, deference.

For more information, please visit the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs at


Luke and Kaci (Matthew’s parents)

Email sent October 29, 2008:

Dear parents of Pack 766 cubs,

We would like to invite you and your Cub Scouts to attend our first big, all-pack community service event of this school year. We will be attending the Veteran’s Day ceremony conducted by the city of Mission Viejo, Tuesday November 11, 1:45 p.m., at the Norman P. Murray Community Center behind Newhart Middle School, off La Paz and Veterans Way.

The one-hour ceremony will include several veterans groups, a flag ceremony, speeches, singing, a plaque unveiling, rifle salute, and refreshments. All Cubs are to attend in full uniform and with a responsible adult.

In conjunction with a Boy Scout troop, our Cubs will either hand out programs or refreshments to the many expected guests. More importantly, we will be walking around and talking with the veterans in attendance, giving them a chance to interact with our young kids.

This is a chance for Pack 766 to earn a greater presence in our community while at the same time allowing the boys to improve their communication skills, citizenship, patriotism, and good manners. To our knowledge, we are the only Cub Scout group invited to assist at this event!

If you and your son can attend, please email your RSVP to us as soon as possible. We look forward to seeing you for this truly remarkable opportunity.


Luke and Kaci Slymen (your new Community Service chairs)

Rules and Information

1. We will meet in the Lavender Room, just to the left inside the main door, at 1:45 sharp. Please plan to be available until 3:30 p.m.

2. This event is open to the public and will be crowded. To ensure the safety of each child, we are asking that a responsible adult attend with each Cub Scout. This is NOT a drop-off event. This will also ensure that Pack 766 is represented in a respectful, orderly manner.

3. All Cubs should be in full dress uniform.

4. All Cubs should remain in the ceremony area and interact with the veterans. No running around please.

5. Proper etiquette and manners are essential. Please review with your child how to do a handshake, look people in the eyes, speak loudly and clearly, and of course how to say ‘please’ and ‘thank you’.

6. This event will count toward your son’s community service hours and patch.

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