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The Hero Behind APK Charities
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Today, we remember and honor those fallen CT heroes who lost their lives in the month of November. The courage, bravery, and selflessness of our men and women who served and sacrificed will never be forgotten: Private First Class Jeffrey Braun, died 12/11/03; Specialist Robert Hoyt, died 12/11/04; Staff Sergeant Henry Irizarry, died 12/3/04; Corporal Xhacob Latorre, died 12/8/09; Staff Sergeant Joseph Phaneuf, died 12/15/06; Staff Seargeant Ronald Spino, died 12/29/09; AIC Jennifer Rittman France (no photo available), died 12/2/01; Private Sammuel Mercourious, died 12/8/11. Visit Connecticut Trees of Honor in Middletown, CT, and walk the path of heroes cttreesofhonor.com/ #veterans #military #volunteer #militaryveterans #unitedstates #supportavet ... See MoreSee Less

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Today, we remember and honor those fallen CT heroes who lost their lives in the month of November. The courage, bravery, and selflessness of our men and women who served and sacrificed will never be forgotten: Private First Class Jeffrey Braun, died 12/11/03; Specialist Robert Hoyt, died 12/11/04; Staff Sergeant Henry Irizarry, died 12/3/04; Corporal Xhacob Latorre, died 12/8/09; Staff Sergeant Joseph Phaneuf, died 12/15/06; Staff Seargeant Ronald Spino, died 12/29/09; AIC Jennifer Rittman France (no photo available), died 12/2/01; Private Sammuel Mercourious, died 12/8/11. Visit Connecticut Trees of Honor in Middletown, CT, and walk the path of heroes https://cttreesofhonor.com/  #veterans #military #volunteer #militaryveterans #unitedstates #supportavet

Don’t miss this tribute to our men and women in uniform by Buddy Brown!
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#veterans #military #militaryveterans #unitedstates #supportavet
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Don’t miss this tribute to our men and women in uniform by Buddy Brown! 
https://youtu.be/-hr5mf2_ECU  
#veterans #military #militaryveterans #unitedstates #supportavet

This year Cliff and Jane Bechtold completed their APK virtual 5K in Ireland, from Phoenix Park in Dublin to the Irish National War Memorial Park. There, they “said a prayer for Andrew and all that have served their countries in the pursuit of freedom.” They were delighted with the “Irish Halo” above their heads! #militaryveterans #supportavet #5K
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This year Cliff and Jane Bechtold completed their APK virtual 5K in Ireland, from Phoenix Park in Dublin to the Irish National War Memorial Park. There, they “said a prayer for Andrew and all that have served their countries in the pursuit of freedom.” They were delighted with the “Irish Halo” above their heads! #militaryveterans #supportavet #5K  
apkcharities.org

Show the Veteran in your life just how much you appreciate all they’ve done, and still do. Here’s how:
1) Attend a Veterans Day event in your area
2) Give to an organization that supports our service members
3) Fly a flag – the right way. Not sure of the rules? Check out Military.com’s U.S. Flag Code:
military.com/flag-day/us-flag-code.html
4) Ask a Veteran about their service
5) Write a simple letter or postcard thanking a Veteran
6) Celebrate the day with a Veteran - Invite them and their family to do something fun outdoors.

#veterans #military #militaryveterans #unitedstates #supportavetran
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2 weeks ago
Show the Veteran in your life just how much you appreciate all they’ve done, and still do. Here’s how: 
1) Attend a Veterans Day event in your area
2) Give to an organization that supports our service members
3) Fly a flag – the right way.  Not sure of the rules? Check out Military.com’s U.S. Flag Code: 
military.com/flag-day/us-flag-code.html  
4) Ask a Veteran about their service
5) Write a simple letter or postcard thanking a Veteran
6) Celebrate the day with a Veteran - Invite them and their family to do something fun outdoors. 

#veterans #military #militaryveterans #unitedstates #supportavetran

Bob Keiser and Hayley Falk, Founder and CEO of Cheshire CT foundation Because of the Brave, at APK’s laugh-a-minute Sebastian Maniscalco event at Mohegan Sun.
Patrick & Tara Moriarty of Madison Optical said “We had a great time, supporting a great cause. We look forward to more in the future!” Everyone agreed they “Couldn’t stop laughing all night!” www.apkcharities.org
Sebastian Maniscalco APK Charities Corporation
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3 weeks ago
Bob Keiser and Hayley Falk, Founder and CEO of Cheshire CT foundation Because of the Brave, at APK’s laugh-a-minute Sebastian Maniscalco event at Mohegan Sun. 
Patrick & Tara Moriarty of Madison Optical said “We had a great time, supporting a great cause. We look forward to more in the future!” Everyone agreed they “Couldn’t stop laughing all night!” www.apkcharities.org
Sebastian Maniscalco APK Charities Corporation

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We love supporting you, Helen, and APK Charities Corporation. Such a great night as always!