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Pastor’s son fought for freedom in three wars

Pastor’s son fought for freedom in three wars

Now 95 years old, veteran lives twilight years on Delaplane farm. Joseph Lowell Wood was born on March 15, 1925, in Lubbock, Texas. He was one of five siblings and grew up with four half-sisters from his father’s first wife, who died of the Spanish flu. “My father was...

Poem: Spring

Poem: Spring

Saw a Robin today Bright yellow flowers Gonna make it Have wood soaking rains Wet spring Green grass Trees green Running up Turkey Mountain. World Too small Twenty-two hour flight Virus there Now here Wrapped in silver tube. T.V. talking head Have cabin fever Travel...

Memorial Day 2020: One Veteran’s Perspective

Memorial Day 2020: One Veteran’s Perspective

This year, Memorial Day really hits home. In the past, it’s always been the typical, “big-picture” holiday for me. Held in reverence, to be sure, but I never connected it to something personal. At 8:25 PM on May 19, Gerald “Peter” Hughes passed away peacefully. While...

Battling Coronavirus Fund

Battling Coronavirus Fund

Dear Supporters, We at Hero's Bridge are closely monitoring the outbreak of Coronavirus (Covid 19) and following all CDC guidance while continuing to provide vital assistance to our elderly veterans. The elderly are the most vulnerable to severe disease and death and...

November Newsletter: A Note from Molly

November Newsletter: A Note from Molly

As we embark on the holiday season, at Hero's Bridge we have much to be thankful for. Primarily, we remain thankful for all our veterans and their service and dedication to our nation. We are grateful for our community that supports our efforts to ensure aging...

October Newsletter: A Note from Molly

October Newsletter: A Note from Molly

We are excited to be a beneficiary of Fun Run Racing's Prince William Turkey Trot. Their catch phrase Trot, Eat, Sleep speaks to all of us as we prepare for a different, albeit still busy, holiday season. I hope you will register for the event and select Hero's Bridge...

September Newsletter: A Note From Molly

September Newsletter: A Note From Molly

Although we have made a lot of sacrifices for the past six months as a result of COVID, I have to admit that being forced to slow down has given us a chance to better connect with our veterans. While we continue to serve them with our six distinct programs, we also...

August Newsletter: A Note From Molly

August Newsletter: A Note From Molly

Since March, we have watched our nation's response to the COVID-19 pandemic and while in many cases the lock-down of nursing homes and senior facilities did greatly reduce the risk of exposure for our most at-risk citizens, this is not true for every lock-down. Our...

June Newsletter: A Note from Molly

June Newsletter: A Note from Molly

It has been a challenging month for all of us. Here at Hero's Bridge, we have stayed abreast of the ever changing fallout and safety measures caused by COVID19 and continue to make adjustments as needed when new orders are released by the state Governor. Meanwhile,...

May Newsletter: A Note from Molly

May Newsletter: A Note from Molly

It is with the dedication and commitment of our healthcare professionals that Hero's Bridge is able to carry out its mission. We rely on the kind-heartedness of our volunteers to stand beside our veterans and be a point of contact during an otherwise lonely time, but...

February Newsletter: A Note from Molly

February Newsletter: A Note from Molly

With Vietnam Veteran's Day next month, things have been busy for the Hero's Bridge team. While we continue to serve our veterans and train our volunteers, we have other dedicated volunteers who have been working on our second annual Hero's Bridge Vietnam Veteran's Day...

January Newsletter: A Note from Molly

January Newsletter: A Note from Molly

Happy New Year from all of us at Hero's Bridge! With the year well under way, each of the Hero's Bridge programs have also kicked off the year with a strong start! Our holiday season was spent touching base with our veterans and addressing the needs of new veterans...

December Newsletter: A Note from Molly

December Newsletter: A Note from Molly

We have much to be thankful for this holiday season. We have welcomed more Battle Buddies to help with our veterans, launched a new portrait program to help recognize veterans in our region, and watched the nation pay tribute to veterans both young and old during...

October Newsletter: A Note From Molly

October Newsletter: A Note From Molly

This month we welcomed new Battle Buddy volunteers from our Bootcamp training and have had more veterans reach out to us with a variety of needs. One of our most touching stories includes a Vietnam Veteran who we were able to help during his wife's terminal condition...

September Newsletter: A Note from Molly

September Newsletter: A Note from Molly

I am excited to announce that Hero's Bridge will have a further reach with its new partnership with Capital Caring. Through this effort, we will be able to meet the needs for an increased number of veteran's aged 65 and older. You can read more about this partnership...

August Newsletter: A Note from Molly

August Newsletter: A Note from Molly

This summer we have been busy bringing our new team members up to speed on Hero's Bridge programs. We have assembled a top-notch team of enthusiastic players who will help move the organization forward. We have also formalized regular monthly visits to Mountain Vista...