Memorial Day

(Breakpoint) Yep, Memorial Day is almost here: the semi-official start of summer with a three-day weekend thrown in. So much to do. In fact, if you go to Google and type in “Memorial Day what to do,” you’ll get all kinds of activities in your area: food and film fests, music concerts, baseball games.

And you might, just might, learn how you can honor America’s war dead. I say might, because Memorial Day has morphed—for the most part—from a day of remembrance to, as one city magazine put it, a “beloved three-day weekend [to] get a taste of all of the exciting outdoor events as . . .  summer officially kicks into gear.”

Now, there’s nothing wrong with relaxing with friends and families and celebrating the arrival of summer. But I want to challenge you and your family to find ways to pay homage to those who have given their lives for the sake of our country and our freedoms. And I have some suggestions for you. (Read More)

Flags Across the City

Patriots,

Do you have a couple of hours of free time for Friday morning?  Let’s help distribute some American flags around town for our fallen heroes?  Wouldn’t you like to be a part of that?  Then please come, they could use our help and we will be blessed by it.

Communications

 

George Caylor,

For the first time, our office is organizing a small event to distribute 600 small American flags to neighborhoods around our city, in advance of Memorial Day.  Volunteers will place them in the ground next to each mailbox in pre-determined neighborhoods.  We hope to grow the scope and size of this event each time we do it (perhaps again for the 4th of July??).

Will you please let the Tea Party know of the volunteer opportunity THIS Friday (5/27)?  We are meeting at our office (between La Caretta and CVS on Langhorne, 2255 Langhorne Road) at 8:30AM on Friday to team up and carpool to the neighborhoods (I might have some donuts!!).  We’re asking everyone to wear red, white, and blue and comfortable shoes. We have the flags and neighborhood maps. It’s our hope to be finished no later than 11:30AM.

Scott and I greatly appreciate you sharing the opportunity to honor our fallen heroes with the Tea Party.

Nate Day

 

Candidates for Thursday’s Forum
Have Been Confirmed

 

Hi all,

Candidates for tomorrow’s Forum have been confirmed, as follows.

5th Congressional District race for Congressman Robert Hurt’s seat (he is retiring):

Jim McKelvey

Tom Garrett

Michael Del Rosso

Joe Whited

6th Congressional District race for Congress:

Harry Griego

Bob Goodlatte (incumbent) — Congressman Goodlatte has a prior commitment out of the area and will send a representative to our Candidate Forum.

The Forum starts at 7:15 (social time / snacks start at 6:30).  The Forum is not a debate but an opportunity for us to have conversations with the candidates.  Bring your questions!

Thanks,

Karen Angulo