A certificate of appreciation and an American Flag were presented to Michele Eventoff and our Chamber of Commerce by local soldiers who had been serving in Iraq . Pictured from left to right are LT Furguson, SFC Beth Lapoint, Vice President Robert Koeppl, Executive Director Michele Eventoff, and CPT Andrew Lazarchick
The certificate says:
First Battalion (Assault) One Hundred Fiftieth Aviation Regiment
This Flag Is Presented To:
Brick Township Chamber of Commerce
This American Flag was carried with great honor, pride, and love during Combat Mission Delta 1 over Iraq in a UH-60 Helicopter on the 16th day of December 2009. It is presented on behalf of the members of HHC and A company, 1-150th Assault Helicopter Battalion, supporting America’s War on Terrorism during Operation Iraqi Freedom 09-11, while deployed to FOB Delta (Al Kut), Iraq.
The story that led to this presentation: The Chamber’s Executive Director Michele Eventoff learned of local soldiers who were serving in Iraq and needed some things that would make their lives more bearable (the heat reaches 120 degrees); items that they were unable to purchase there. Michele shared “wish” lists with members and friends… items were dropped off at the Chamber of Commerce office, and they were boxed and mailed to our troops on a frequent basis.
In making the presentation, Captain Lazarchick noted that the troops appreciated everything that was sent to them but could only bring back a few flags and chose our Chamber of Commerce to receive one because of the number of people who got involved in our effort and the number of boxes we sent. He said that when they received packages from home it was especially meaningful to the soldiers.
Each package we mailed was sent with our thanks, love and prayers for their safe return. We continue to pray for the safety of all our military serving around the world.