Melcher-Sowers Heads Up Operation Care for Veterans
Information provided by Melcher-Sowers Funeral Home

PIQUA - Melcher-Sowers Funeral Home, Piqua, will honor Veterans by participating in our 12th Annual “Operation Care for Veterans” from Nov. 11–15.
“It is our great pleasure to be able to say thank you to our Veterans in such a special way,” said Brian Sowers, funeral director at Melcher-Sowers Funeral Home. “We can never repay what they have done for us, but we can show our appreciation in this small way.”
Each year on November 11th, Americans throughout the world commemorate Veterans Day, a day set aside to thank our nation’s veterans for service given and sacrifices made to protect the freedoms of our great nation.
This year we will continue with what we did last year. In talking with the Dayton VA Hospital, they stated they had a greater need for new sweat pants, sweat shirts, t-shirts, underwear and socks in sizes XL-5X. They also need full size personal hygiene items to include deodorant, bodywash, shampoo, shaving cream, body lotion, toothpaste, as well as toothbrushes, denture adhesive and cleaner, lip balm, brushes, combs, nail clippers, emery boards and razors. For more information please check out our Face Book Page at Melcher Sowers Funeral Home. “Operation Care for Veterans,” is a unique way to honor these heroes. Beginning Monday, November 11th through Friday, November 15th, nearly 1,000 VFMV Providers in 49 states will be donating to Veterans in VA hospitals or Veterans homes nationwide. 
The date for the promotion has historic significance: November 11th is the anniversary of the Armistice signed in the Forest of Compiegne by the Allies and the Germans in 1918. At 5 A.M. on Monday, November 11, 1918 the Germans signed the Armistice, an order was issued for all firing to cease, bringing the hostilities of the First World War to an end. 
Melcher-Sowers Funeral Home, 646 West High St., is the area’s official Operation Care for Veterans collection center. Area residents may drop off items to be donated to the Dayton Veterans Administration Hospital and home. 
Collection hours are from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday, November 11th through Friday November 15th.

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