Sudbury Military Support Network Upcoming Events
The Sudbury Military Support Network's plans for next month are packed with activities. For Veterans Day, to commemorate and honor those who served, veterans and their spouses are invited to a Veteran's Appreciation Luncheon on Nov. 3. Featured speakers include Rear Admiral Victor Beck and Lt. Colonel Chris Hamilton. Both men recently returned from deployments in Afghanistan and reside in Sudbury with their families. The luncheon is to be held at the Senior Center to show we care. All veterans and their spouses are invited and welcome. R.S.V.P at 978-443-3055, if you plan to attend.
Come do your shopping at Sudbury Farms on Saturday, Nov. 5. A regional collection of items to be sent to troops abroad is also in the works. Many of our men and women in uniform need some basic items that can be supplied by the good people of this area. There will be a collection site at Sudbury Farms from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Volunteers will sort and box the collection for shipping on Nov. 6. Of course, all donations purchased anywhere are accepted. For a complete list of suggested items go to the website: http://www.sudburymilitarysupportnetwork.org/
Curtis Middle School students were moved by the idea of the collection. So, they decided to help. In conjunction with the Sudbury Military Support Network, as a strictly volunteer effort, the 8 Laurel team will be collecting donated items for our troops. To make life easier for the troops, the eighth-graders will spend two weeks gathering these necessities from home and from others in the school. Those care packages will be added to the donations collected at Sudbury Farms on Nov. 5. Additionally, students will write letters to soldiers and Marines. This is an opportunity for students to practice a nearly lost art and bring a smile to one who serves. Students are eager to receive some responses.
In December, The Sudbury Military Support Network will be decorating a tree at the Hosmer House. Ornaments and pictures of service men and women with their pets is the theme. Sudbury currently has five of its citizens deployed and the tree will showcase them and other military families.