Iwo Jima Association Needs Help for Veterans
Armchair General and Weider History Group received this appeal from USMC Colonel (Ret) Warren Wiedhahn, executive vice president of the Iwo Jima Association of America. Two Iwo Jima veterans need help to attend the March Reunion of Honor there. Readers who would like to assist them are urged to contact the IJAA.
This is the message from Colonel Wiedhahn:
Since the 50th Anniversary of the Battle for Iwo Jima, we have coordinated the annual Reunion of Honor with the American and Japanese survivors, and their families, on Iwo Jima. For those of you that have participated, you know what a moving experience this is for the veterans of this savage battle as they set foot on the Black Sands for the first time in over sixty (60) years. Every year we receive requests from veterans asking if the Iwo Jima Association of America (IJAA) can subsidize their return since they are living on fixed incomes, often only Social Security, and they simply can’t afford it. We do what we can.
I have just received a request from two combat veterans requesting financial assistance to make the March trip.
We have exhausted our 2012 funds and ask if you can please help?
Your check or donation would be made to the Iwo Jima Association of America, which is an IRS 501 (c) (3), tax exempt association.
Warren Wiedhahn, Colonel USMC (Ret)
Executive Vice President, Iwo Jima Association of America (IJAA)
PO Box 680, Quantico, VA 22134