Taylor had gotten an invitation in the mail to join the celebration of the American Legion's birthday. When we got there, a lady came up and asked if she was Taylor and Taylor told the lady it was her. The lady then came over and put a flower on her. HHMM, why? She then told us that we had reserved seating, again, HHMM why?
The night went on with a great dinner and the naming of the past commanders that have died, then the names of the past commanders still living. Officers were thanked and many other things were talked about. Then, the commander started to talk about someone who had a heart bigger then the whole room. He got a bit emotional, composed himself and then started talking again. He started listing off things that sounded really familiar, and sure enough, he was talking about Taylor and all she has done for the troops and the veterans. We had NO clue this was going to happen!
Taylor was called up and given a very nice certificate and a heartfelt thank you on behalf of the Veterans of the United States of America.
It was a great night and Taylor sure did have a big ole smile the rest of the night!
Taylor is still collecting cards for the veterans. I don't have a real count at this time, but I can tell you it is over 600 cards she has gotten so far! If you haven't done so, please consider helping her out or send the information on to others! All cards will be delivered to homebound veterans and to local nursing homes as well as the VA nursing homes. Taylor is so excited about the amount of cards she has gotten so far and hopes to get many more and this way, the veterans she delivers to will be able to get more then one card each.