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Thankful in November

Majors James and Deborah Kisser, corps officers in Beacon, N.Y., chat with Clifford 'Ron' Lancaster, advisory board member and Vietnam veteran.

Majors James and Deborah Kisser, corps officers in Beacon, N.Y., chat with Clifford ‘Ron’ Lancaster, advisory board member and Vietnam veteran.

Please express my deepest gratitude to Robert Mitchell and staff for such a wonderful Veterans Day issue (SAConnects, Nov. 2015). A highlight of the issue was the article on Clifford “Ron” Lancaster, our advisory board member (Serving Two Armies).

My favorite photograph is of Ron standing outside the corps building, displaying his Purple Heart medal (p. 18).

Ron is a hero twice over, having served our country in the U.S. Army and then in The Salvation Army.

By the way, my favorite photograph in the whole issue shows my daughter, Cadet Rebekah Knicole Kisser, being welcomed with the “Joyful Intercessors” session at the Centennial Memorial Temple in New York City (p. 24).

Blessings!

— Major James C. Kisser, Jr., CFRE
Beacon, N.Y.  


ThankfulinNovember_sm2Thanks for covering our Veterans Open House and Appreciation Day (SAConnects, Nov. 2015).

The article accurately expresses the sentiments of the day. You’ve allowed veterans who served our country to share their stories and to say how grateful they are to The Salvation Army.

When I speak to seniors around our division, at least one veteran tells me how the Army helped him or her in the service—from a cup of coffee to getting home. They always say, “I give to the Army because they never charged me anything and helped
me when I needed them the most.”

Thank you again for the lovely article.

—Barb Korteling,
Director of Sales
Ladore Camp, Retreat & Conference Center

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