Donation Letter

Posted in Uncategorized on June 5, 2013 by nepafotf

After the ride meeting on Wednesday night many of you expressed the desire to have a donation letter to obtain door prizes or items for our baskets I am enclosing the donation letter for you. I also attached the approved poster for our Ride we will have more on Sunday which we could start getting posted around town.  Our last ride meeting was another success we had many members show up again for the meeting and much was accomplished.  Paul is doing a really great job at organizing this year’s ride,  if you have not been active for awhile we urge you to give it another try,  we want you back.

Our Teach the Children yesterday at Village Park Apt was another learning experience for us the children were very attentive and very curious about everything,  they all took turns at folding the flag after they were shown the proper way and they all did a great job.  They came from many parts of the country and very curious and how they could help our troops and very knowledgeable about this great USA.   I must give a great big thank you to Geno, Jim, and Ed for answering many questions the children had especially about the Vietnam War.

Just a friendly reminder Sunday June 2  11:00 am  Union St Taylor Borough Building is our regular meeting,  hope to see you there!

Dee Dee

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NEPA Wing YOU ARE NOT Forgotten Ride

Posted in Uncategorized on July 19, 2012 by nepafotf

Benefits Veterans & POW/MIA
Issues Past, Present & Future
Ride starts & ends at

North American Warhorse

Registration 9-11:30 am – Ride starts 12:00pm sharp!
Donation: $15 per driver- $10 per rider- Non rider $10/ food

Great Raffles – Live Band

“Jim Cullen & Friends”

Directions: From 81 North, toward 84/380 Mt Pocono, Exit 187-Tigue St. Exit 1
From 81 South toward 84/380 Mt. Pocono, exit 1, Tigue St. turn right follow signs
Info: Kim 570-383-9552 or Jack 570-586-5804

2LT Carol Ann Drazba RN Army Nurse Corps – Dedicated 6/16/12 by Friends of the Forgotten

Posted in Uncategorized on June 18, 2012 by nepafotf

Memorial pavers continue to be available, call 570-383-9552




















View Photos of the Event:

Album 1

Album 2

Posted in Uncategorized on June 11, 2012 by nepafotf

Posted in Uncategorized on April 25, 2012 by nepafotf

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Honored Guests and Speakers

Posted in Uncategorized on March 25, 2012 by nepafotf

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Support our Veterans Pasta Dinner

Posted in Uncategorized on February 16, 2012 by nepafotf

Sunday April 22, 2012 12-4pm Eat in or take out- Regal Room Main St Olyphant

Benefits all NEPA Wounded Warriors & Veterans Issues by Friends of the Forgotten

$10 donation- Tickets call Jack @ 586-584 or Regal Room @ 489-1901

Raffles & 50/50

2nd Lt Carol Ann Drazba RN Memorial Ground Breaking & check presentation by LHVA

Posted in Uncategorized on January 5, 2012 by nepafotf

It is with great pleasure & anticipation that Friends of the Forgotten NEPA Wing Pa. announce that the memorial to the first American military woman & nurse to be killed during the Vietnam War, 2nd Lt Carol Ann Drazba RN, will be placed on the corner of Mulberry & Franklin St. at the Gino Merli Veterans Center, Department of Military & Veterans Affairs. A Grant & check presentation by the Lackawanna Heritage Valley Authority or LHVA was presented on 1/4/12 for $10,000 which completes payment for the Memorial and wall. On going efforts for memorial engraved pavers continues to defer cost of maintaince & building costs. All funds have been raised through the efforts of Friends of the Forgotten. The parcel of land donated by the Gino Merli center boasts a park like setting amongst trees, a courtyard for reflection, a Gazebo & a picturesque view of Carol as you enter & exit the city of Scranton. It is estimated that 3-4 thousand people daily will view her. The foreground will be lined with the donated pavers; a black granite wall reminiscent of the Vietnam Wall in DC will stand behind her telling the ill fated story of the event & the faces of the 7 souls lost that day. Two black granite benches stand astride her. One donated by the Dunmore Class of 1961 honoring the 4 men from Dunmore who gave their lives in Vietnam; the second bench donated by the Friends of the Forgotten & Parise Monuments. This ground is “sacred” in that it is the former site of the Scranton State General Hospital where Carol trained as a nursing student. She will be “Home,” where she can forever watch over her patients & veterans.
A small original beam of the SSGH building has also been left on this site & will be incorporated into the foreground design of the monument.
A ceremonial ground breaking was also held at the site on Mulberry & Franklin St. the same day. In attendance were several members of the Friends of the Forgotten, Joanne Drazba Katula, (Carol’s sister), Anne Domin, RN, friend & Nursing classmate of Carol Drazba, former Mayor of Scranton & Vietnam Veteran, Mr. David Wenzel, Pa.  Representative Kevin Murphy & Chief of Staff Mr. Thomas Tell, High school friend Phil Costanzo, Gold Star Father Mike Argonish, Tom Snyder Hallstead American Legion District 15th Commander, Alan Bielecki of the Hallstead American Legion, Jerry Snyder of the Gino Merli Center & Legion Riders Post 665, LHVA Executive Director Natalie Gelb, Vice Chairman of the Board LHVA Robert Savakinus, Jeff Parise of Parise Monuments and Former County Commissioner Mike Washo.
The unveiling & dedication will be June 16th 2012.

Winner of the Lamar Billboard pulled Oct 31 2011

Posted in Uncategorized on November 3, 2011 by nepafotf

Winner of the Lamar Billboard pulled Oct 31.2011

Thank you for supporting Friends of the Forgotten & Veterans everywhere!                                         




Raffle for Billboard will take place October 31st, 2011

Posted in Uncategorized on September 9, 2011 by nepafotf