Friday, May 2, 2008

2008 Disabled Vets Poppy Drive

For over 80 years, around Memorial Day, hospitalized disabled veterans assemble artificial red poppy flowers. The poppies represent the blood shed by our service men in defense of our great country. The vets who craft the poppies earn a little money as well benefit from the physical and mental activity.

Various organizations across the nation distribute these artificial poppies. The poppies are not for sale but donations are accepted to support service men and women and their families.

Brooke Transportation is proud to be approved by the Vocational Rehabilitation Department, Texas Workforce, the Veteran’s Affairs Administration and the Texas Department of Rehabilitative Services to train disabled vets for a career in the transportation industry. The training is free to qualified vets.

This is the same process for all applicants wanting financial aid with either the Texas Workforce and Veterans Affairs Administration AND the Texas Department of Rehabilitative Services.

As you enjoy May flowers blooming everywhere watch for the artificial poppies, make a donation and reflect on the life you enjoy because of the sacrifice of the military.

Have a great weekend.

Moving forward,

Jeff Roach

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