August 2017 News Flash


The SS American Memorial Foundation receives its first major corporate endorsement that is paving the way for major improvements to the memorial grounds.  

Sponsoring “DOCK OF FREEDOM”, a $75,000 capital funding campaign to build a massive 50’L X 20’W concrete (wheel chair access) boat dock, boat slips, LED lighting and paved side walk for our nation’s warriors.  

The dock project will be built on the front portion of the memorial grounds river frontage (Lake Placid).  This dock will be a tremendous and much-needed asset to the grounds for everyone to use.

DOCK OF FREEDOM fund raiser August 19th, 2017 at the Old Main Ice House located at 110 N. Main St., Cibolo TX.

Events start at 3-8pm with SILENT ACTION AND RAFFLE PRIZES.  

United Rentals was voted “Best of Best 2016” top Veteran-Friendly Employer by U.S. Magazine and “Best for Vets: Employers for 2016” by the Military  Moving up to #34 (last year we were ranch #37) on the coveted list of top 59 companies, United Rentals was selected as an employer of choice due to favorable policies and programs for transitioning military veterans.

Founded in 1997, FORTUNE 500 company United Rentals is the largest equipment rental company in the world, with a store network nearly three times the size of any other provider, and locations in 49 states and 10 Canadian provinces.


Join us on August 19th, 2017 OLD MAIN ICEHOUSE 110 N. MAIN ST CIBOLO, TX -3pm to 8pm


Proceeds to benefit the SS American Memorial WARRIOR boat dock project.


Proprietor’s Mary Jo and Lyndon Langford show their support for the warrior’s by hosting a fundraiser to continue the mission of the SS American Memorial. Join us Friday, August 18th, 7-9pm for a great evening amongst friends at Court Street Coffee Shop downtown Seguin TX.

We have known Mary Jo and Lyndon for years and they have generously supported the SS American Memorial from the beginning. Great friends, great COFFEE, and great Americans!

With Respect,

Craig and Nancy Russell

The Greek philosopher Cicero (lived between 106 and 43 BC) said, Dum Spiro Spero – While I breathe I hope.  Long before this, the Biblical author of the Book of Ecclesiastes (estimated between 900 and 450 BC) wrote, “He who is among the living has hope.”  

People frequently complain about trials and tribulations.  When the deck seems stacked against you, it is hard to see a bright future.  I encourage you to face all trials with perseverance for as long as you live there is Hope.  

Take heart from the Apostle Paul, who was himself beaten and left for dead three times and once more his enemies tried to stone him to death, who kept fighting the good fight saying, “we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit.”




Good friends, good eats, superb wine, great cold beer and the finest atmosphere in TEXAS!

Join us August 11, 2017 – gate open at 6:30pm – 11:00pm 

August 5 – Jose Luis Sanchez CROSS FIT DAY – OPEN TO PUBLIC

August 6 – Kayak Fishing Lazy U Ranch 

August 11- Freedom Friday

August 11 – Hope Church River Baptism – on the Guadalupe (private)

August 12 – Benton Family Birthday Party (private)

August 12 – Department Public Safety – Family Day (private)

August 13 – HOWE SA Kayak Fishing

August 13 – MEDCOM BAMC

August 18 – WTB BCo R&R retreat day

August 18 – Court Street Coffee Shop fundraiser – off premises

August 19 – 264 Med Bat – Spiritual Fitness Day

August 19 – United Rentals Freedom Dock fundraiser – off premises

August  24 – D Company 232 Family Day

August 26 – 188 Med Bat – Spiritual Fitness Day

August 26 – Luckenrod Car Classic ( Memorial show truck) off premises

All events unless noted “Private” are open to public participation.  Use of memorial recreation grounds and facilities are FREE of CHARGE – we are a 100% donation based organization.

Contact us at for event information, volunteerism, and donor questions.

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