Christmas cookies for the Troops in Afghanistan on Sat Dec 2

from 1-4 PM. Bring Christmas cookies that are home-baked or are bakery-quality. Jean Dohnal and Leah Vukmir are co-chairs. Last year the Dohnals got hundreds of dozens of cookies for the troops. The Brookfield Legion Post takes them and sends them overseas. Alioto’s Restaurant is at 3041 N. Mayfair Road, south of Burleigh.

SRWC Meeting on Thur Nov 16

TOPICSpreading Good Cheer

AT:       Wisconsin Club  | 6200 West Good Hope Road, 53223 (414-353-8800)

TIME:   11:30 A.M. Social/Sign-In | 12:00 P.M. Luncheon

SPEAKERsAnne Kasten, Sr. Concordia College & D.C. intern, and Julie Stuhlmacher, Trees from Home

We’ll be getting an update from Anne on her summer internship in Washington D.C. and how it has affected her college life and motivations as a result. Continue reading “SRWC Meeting on Thur Nov 16”

3 Things You Should Know About Military Culture

Understanding these attributes will help you better connect with the military personnel in your life.

Years ago, early in my marriage, my Navy husband was stationed on a ship that required he stand watch pretty regularly. One day, I decided to visit him on the ship during his watch duty. After a brief visit, I made my way across the deck to leave. Having watched many sailors stop at the top of the ramp before exiting the ship in order to salute the watch guard, I decided to be silly and salute to my husband as I left. I made two major faux pas: I am not in the military and should not have been saluting; I saluted with my left hand.

You can imagine how appalled my husband was!

Read more by Dr. Laurel Shaler at guideposts.org

Eisenhower’s “Military-Industrial Complex” Speech Origins and Significance

January 17, 1961
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gg-jvHynP9Y

President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s farewell address, known for its warnings about the growing power of the “military-industrial complex,” was nearly two years in the making. This Inside the Vaults video short follows newly discovered papers revealing that Eisenhower was deeply involved in crafting the speech, which was to become one of the most famous in American history. The papers were discovered by the family of Eisenhower speechwriter Malcolm Moos and donated to the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum. Eisenhower Library director Karl Weissenbach and presidential historian and Foundation for the National Archives board member Michael Beschloss discuss the evolution of the speech.

Eisenhower’s farewell address