EVERY CITIZEN OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ENJOYS FREEDOM BECAUSE OF THE MEN AND WOMEN OF THE ARMED FORCES. I SPENT SOME
TIME ON SATURDAY MAY 19, 2007 WITH SOME FELLOW VETERANS TALKING ABOUT ARMED FORCES DAY AND WHAT IT MEANS TO EACH OF US. ON
SATURDAY I THOUGHT AND SPOKE ABOUT TWO YOUNG MEN FROM SANDPOINT THAT CHOSE TO VOLUNTEER TO PROTECT OUR FREEDOM. THESE TWO
MEN ARE A REMINDER THAT THERE IS A PRICE FOR OUR LIBERTY AND IT IS PURCHASED WITH VALOR BY ORDINARY AMERICANS FROM CITIES
AND TOWNS ACROSS AMERICA INCLUDING SANDPOINT.
|WELCOME HOME BRANDON ADAM
|KAREN & DOUG ADAM'S SON
Hometown hero Brandon Adam, SHS Class of 2003, lost both legs in Iraq this month and is now at Brooke Medical Center in San
Antonio, Texas where his family needs our financial and spiritual support. Please write on your checks: TO THE BENEFIT
OF BRANDON ADAM and get that to Mountain West Bank. Karen and Doug have to pay their own way from Spokane to San Antonio
to be with Brandon. Any amount of money will assist in paying for the most powerful prescription on earth..the love and support
of his immediate family by his side. (click on the picture of the link on the left to see more)
|WELCOME HOME JOE LAMBERT
|SUE AND GARRY LAMBERT'S SON
"Our servicemen and women shoulder the burden of defense as one of the responsibilities of citizenship in this
free country. Having participated in protecting our rights and having met oppression on the battlegrounds of the world, they
are able to appreciate and savor the blessings of citizenship in the country they serve."
The Honorable Melvin Laird, 1970
Former Secretary of Defense
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Betsy and I joined Sue and Garry Lambert in welcoming their soldier son, Joe, home from Iraq. We were grateful to have a
chance to stop by their home in Sandpoint and visit with Joe and his friends. A typical group of young people sharing food,
videos, music, and just hanging out. It could have been a living room anywhere in Sandpoint.
It's a break from the war. It's called being home on "leave" and it's the ultimate recess for a Soldier. Nothing
about Joe's appearance especially distinguishes him from other young people in Sandpoint. He is dressed casually, laughing
and joking and enjoying his friends. What sets Joe apart is that he is a member of our volunteer Armed Forces. He wears
an American uniform and serves all of us. In a few days, Joe will be halfway around the world, in harms way.
He is an outstanding representative for our country and our community. He is Joe Lambert and he is one of our very own.
Betsy and I encourage you to join us in offering our love and support to Joe, his mother Sue, and his father Garry and his
extended family and friends. Keep in touch Joe and let us know how you are doing whenever you have a chance. Thank you
for your service.