Association of the United States Army
Arsenal of Democracy Chapter
Over 250 people came together to support this amazing cause, many from the Arsenal of Democracy Chapter. There were over 50 sponsors and special thanks go to the following:
Carol Borden, Executive Director of Guardian Angels, and Jolanthe Bassett, Michigan’s Regional Coordinator, spoke about the mission and goals of the organization. There were six Veterans in attendance with their dogs and the wife of one Veteran spoke about how a service dog saved her husband and their marriage.
Because of the support of many companies and individuals, Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs will save six more Michigan Veterans. A wife or husband will get their spouse back, children will get their father back, and a community will have an active member. We choose to save our Veterans so they are not one of the 22 Veterans a day that are lost to us.
Mary Lamparter is already thinking about next year and the third CMM event benefiting Guardian Angels. It’s never too early to help save our Veterans.
Four sponsors donated between $20,000 and $25,000 to cover the entire cost of training a service dog over a two year period. These sponsors were given the opportunity to name their puppy. Special thank you to:
- The Grosse Pointe Board of Realtors and the Grosse Pointe War Memorial — G. P.
- Meritor Trust Fund — Bull
- Keith King and the Veterans Support Foundation — Flash
- Loc Performance Products will be sponsoring LOC when he or she is born in the spring
Thank you to our sponsors:
DISTINGUISHED CROSS SPONSORS
Arsenal of Democracy Chapter AUSA
Mary and Ron Lamparter/DC3S
Jim and Ann Nicholson
Michelle and Morry Taylor
The Moroun Family
Bronze Star Sponsors
AIM Computer Solutions
Deb and Mike Buzar
Cheryl and Scott Davidson
Janice Fleckenstein, Edelweiss Foundation
Bill Gehrke in Memory of Joan Gehrke
Mercedes and Doug Kucyk
Virginia and Bob Vallee
Wayne County Sheriff Youth and Senior Education Fund
SILVER STAR SPONSORS
American Business Development Group
Roger and Vicky Burrows
Grosse Pointe Board of Realtors
Grosse Pointe War Memorial
Ken and Linda Meade
Rave Computer, Inc.
John and Marlene Boll
Alphonse S. Lucarelli,
PURPLE HEART SPONSORS
Ace Electronics, Inc.
Jan and John Bernick
Paul and Cindy Curtis
Ed Lazar Insurance Agency, Inc.
Lionbridge Midwest, LLC
Michele and Major (Ret) Tom Klippstein/Morgan Stanley
Drs. Bill and Ginnie Rice
Ken and Jane Rogers
Warner, Norcross & Judd, LLP