Bridgehead Sentinel Now Available

Bridgehead Sentinel Now Available

The Spring Issue of the Bridgehead Sentinel is in the mail with all of the Reunion Information, but can also be viewed by clicking here

https://1stid.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Spring_19_FINAL.pdf

On line registration is not yet available. But will be soon.

You can go ahead and make your hotel reservations by clicking here:

https://book.passkey.com/event/49885070/owner/297/home

Or by calling 1-877-212-5752 or 1-506-474-2009. Be sure to mention you are attending the reunion of the Society of the 1st Infantry Division

BRO Support Fund at Work

BRO Support Fund at Work

Last week the Society was able to assist a Soldier in the Division who received an Emergency Red Cross message informing him that his Grandmother who raised him was not expected to live more than a few days.  The Soldier did not have the financial means to travel to North Carolina to see his grandmother one the last time before he deployed, so the Society stepped in and with the assistance from the 1st Infantry Division Foundation, the Greater Flint Hill Military Group, Terry Hueser and Society BRO Support fund we where able to provide the Soldier funds necessary for him and his family to make the trip home.  The Soldier and his family were thankful beyond words.  I want to thank members for there contributions to the BRO Support fund for without them we could not do the great deeds like this to help our Soldiers in their time of need.

New Membership

New Membership

Fellow members at last years reunion I sent out a challenge to all members to recruit one additional member.  It could be a fellow BRO veteran, or a friend, or neighbor, but just one person each.  While we have had a few of our members step up and accept the challenge, we need member to do the same.  Just one person in the year; that gives you 12 months to invite a new member into our Society.  Membership needs all of us, working together to keep our Society flourishing. I’m personally asking for your support with membership and talking with friends, family members, local VFW, or American Legion about being members of the United States of America’s First Division Society – being one of us, the Fighting First!  Increased membership will allows us to increase our support for Veterans and Soldiers of the First Infantry Division.  Additionally, increased membership allows us to have a large community for our Reunion to reflect and give thanks to all that have served. Please add signing up a new member to the Society to your list of things to do in 2019 – our 100th Anniversary!

Sincerely yours,

Tom Hollis

Executive Director, Society of 1st ID

 

MEMBERSHIP NEWS

MEMBERSHIP NEWS

In an effort to streamline our processes, conserve dollars, and make things easier for you, our members, the Society is emailing membership renewal notices to those members who have an email account in our database.  Some of you may have already received a notice from us in this way. If you do not wish to receive your renewals by email just let us know.  Those who do not have emails will continue to receive renewals by mail.

Throughout the year we will also be emailing letters and other items of interest from our Executive Director.  We will always post those items on our web page as well.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns we welcome your phone calls at 785-579-6761 or Emails to sfidkanas@gmail.com

DC MONUMENT

DC MONUMENT

•First Division Monument located west of White House

•Each Conflict contains names and units of 1st ID KIAs

•Modifications needed to add Iraq and Afghanistan BRO KIAs

•Fund Drive Goal:  Raise $200,000 for Modifications

Please donate what you can to add the names of BRO soldiers lost in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Donate here!

DC Monument Update: The Society Board of Directors has approved the final design for modifications to the First Infantry Division DC Monument.  These modifications only impact the base.  We believe the numbers for Iraq and Afghanistan are close to 630 KIA.  The CG, First Infanry Division is reviewing the criteria and names we will add to the Monument.

The National Park Service must approve the project, but will not act until the House and Senate have passed a resolution authorizing the project.  The Society is working with the House and Senate to get the Resolution passed, but we have no date for completion.

Once we have the Resolution and the National Park Service approves, we will seek construction bids.  Based on similar projects, we estimate the project will cost about $400,000; we have raised $215,000.   The McCormick Foundation is matching $.50 for every dollar contributed.  You may make a contribution using the coupon in the February 2019 BHS.

While our goal was to dedicate the new design during our Baltimore Reunion, that appears unrealistic since we cannot take any actions without the Congressional Resolutions.