November Newsletter 2016

NOVEMBER11th – Freedom Friday Veterans Day –“Cigar Smoke Off”
12th – 13th Boy Scout retreat
24th – Thanksgiving

DECEMBER 3rd – E Co 536th BSB Camp Bullis
 – Freedom Friday “Country Christmas Wine Tasting”
– 302nd Engineer Company Camp Bullis
24th – Christmas Eve
25th – Christmas Day

Cheerfully Built; Cheerfully Supported

What Does God Look Like?

1John 4:11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. 12 No one has ever seen God; if we love one another, God abides in us and his love is perfected in us.

While no one knows what God looks like, we can show others what God is like by caring for them.  When a Troop or Veteran is in need, it is easy for them to give up and lose hope.  You are the person who can restore that hope.  Get involved, volunteer, reach out, give, or otherwise demonstrate love through your support of the SS American Memorial.  You have the ability to help others to see what God is like and renew their hope for the future, simply by acting in love.

Rev. Tom Masterson
Pastor, Hope Church San Antonio
Chaplain, SS American Memorial

Benevolence Support

In 2015 the SS American Memorial in conjunction with Wish for our Heroes distributed over $22,000 in financial aid to active duty, veterans, and Americans in need.  To date, for 2016, the SS American Memorial Foundation in conjunction with Wish for our Heroes has distributed over $27,000 in financial aid to active duty, veterans, and Americans in need. 100% of donations to the SS American Memorial Foundation have been distributed back to Americans in need.



APPROVED location for

Veterans Treatment Court….

Earlier this year the SS American Memorial Foundation board of directors approached the Guadalupe County DAV (Disabled American Veterans) group and started the motions to allow veterans court to use the Lazy U Ranch as an approved location for community service. The Honorable Judge Robin V. Dwyer Guadalupe Country gave approval in October 2016.

Veterans come weekly to the SS American Memorial serving community hours while helping preserve and up keep the memorial grounds.


A recent storyline published by the Guadalupe Valley Electrical Coop went out to 55,000 households in the local area of  Guadalupe County.  For the first time, the location and history of this unique memorial and grounds have hit the area households.  The SS American Memorial Foundation Board of Directors instituted a large public awareness campaign starting this past September to further our mission in helping fellow Americans.  100% of donations go directly to supporting the mission!

Gaining recognition and appreciation!

56th Signal Battalion offers “CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION” after spending a day of R&R at the Lazy U Ranch.  Each month brings a new awareness to the location and continues to grow within the military ranks with the location being used by active duty, National and Reserve Guard Units, Veterans groups, Churches, and public schools.  The SS American Memorial Foundation does not charge any fees for use of the grounds.

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