Cadets & Seniors distribute Poppies to honor American Veterans

OCS Cadet Commander, C/2dLt Sarvis volunteered to help distribute Poppies on Armed Forces Day and Memorial Day weekend.

During the month of May, The Omaha Composite Squadron participated in the distribution of Poppies to honor our American Veterans, and collected donations for both the American Legion  Auxiliary – Omaha Unit #1, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2704.

The First volunteer activity took place on Armed Forces Day (May 21, 2016).  On that day, OCS collected a record $1210.31, which will go towards the rehabilitation of veterans and their families, as well as active duty men and women.  One of the new programs being funded by donations such as these, is the monthly birthday party at Victory Apartments for Veterans, and providing home cooked meals for veterans at New Vision.

LtCol. Robert McCartney and C/CMSgt Moran setup a collection table near the entrance of a local retail store.

The second activity took place during the Memorial Day weekend (May 28th).  OCS Cadets and Seniors collected approximately $900 for VFW Post 2704.  These proceeds help fund the activities of the VFW at the local level.

Cadets cycled throughout the day to make the fundraising effort successful.

OCS collected nearly $900 for VFW Post 2704

Certificate of Recognition from the American Legion

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