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Forum topic by mickeyg197 posted 11-10-2015 12:45 AM 729 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-10-2015 12:45 AM

I have never turned before. I have a hard enough time getting better at the few skills that I have without trying something else. BUT, when I read about the Turn for Troops at Woodcraft Atlanta ( it’s really in Alpharetta but anyone who lives in the vicinity of a major city knows that all titles defer to the Mothership) I took a 4 hour lunch and drove over to participate. As a Veteran, anything that has to do with the Armed Forces is pretty close to my heart. I remember when I was deployed even if it was a crushed Twinkie covered in ants, as long as it came in the mail you were happy to get it. I imagine that today’s technology may detract from this with email and social media but in the early ‘90s it was different.
I would like to thank Woodcraft for doing this. And Brenda and the others for showing me how to complete the pen and for their patience with all of my questions. I signed up for the intro to turning class while I was there.

Remember those who were not as fortunate as I was to come home safe and gave their lives to protect the way welive. Not just in May and November but every day.


-- Mickey Winder Ga

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#1 posted 11-10-2015 01:26 AM

Thank you!

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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#2 posted 11-10-2015 03:42 AM

Turning is fun and in this case its for a good cause.

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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#3 posted 11-10-2015 03:45 AM

Mickey—Good on you! Thank you for your service, and for remembering those who serve our country now.

I turn for the Freedom Pens Project (somewhere north of 900 pens) ... if you are interested in getting involved, shoot me a PM and I’ll get you in contact with Sarge Joe Kelly. The Freedom Pens Project has turned over 180,000 pens for active duty Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard personnel.

I know how much a kind word or a small token like a pen can mean. I was in a little ahead of you (‘67-’73) ... we were having a good day if we could walk through an airport, a donut shop, or shopping center without being spat upon and called ‘baby-killers’.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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