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2011 Desert Camo Scarves- let’s keep our Heroes warm!

ALL HANDS ON DECK:  Do you or someone you know  knit or crochet?    America 4R Marines 2011 “Operation Scarves to our Marines and Sailors” has now begun! Our mission this year is for 5,550 hand made Desert sand Camo scarves! We need all the help we can get to achieve our goal! Maybe some of your friends or family members knit or crochet?? Do you belong to a  knitting club or just love to knit/crochet?   Please check out “Yarn and Thread by Lisa” by visiting http://www.yarn-and-threadbylisa.biz/pages/MarineScarves.htm . All details are on Lisa’s site. A huge thanks once again to Lisa from Threads by Lisa, an on-line site that sells yarns at a discounted price. Lisa has been wonderful to the MOM 4R MARINES (of course, now AMERICA 4R MARINES!) scarf mission for over 3 years now. She has gone above and beyond the call of duty.

India Company keeping warm with the A4RM's Desert camo Scarves.

 

If you’re interested, please hold onto any completed scarves until mid November. The scarves this year will be going to battalions deployed in Afghanistan, hopefully along with the Christmas stockings in early December. However, we need to raise a bundle to get what we need accomplished for the Christmas stockings this year.

America 4R Marines Desert Sand Camo scarves. This is what the scarves should all look like when completed.

 

FOR EASY DISTRIBUTION PLEASE BAG EACH SCARF INDIVIDUALLY IN A 1 GALLON ZIPLOCK BAG WITH MOST OF THE AIR RELEASED.

All details on the stitch and yarns that must be used are on Yarn and Thread by Lisa. UPDATE LISA NO LONGER IS IN THE YARN BUSINESS- SHE WILL POSTING WHO TOOK OVER THAT END OF HER BUSINESS.  If you want to get a group together you can buy in BULK. There is a $150.00 order minimum but there is no quantity minimum. You can order in the quantity needed for each item and receive an additional 15% off the price. Remember, Lisa’s prices are already at least 20 – 25% off the manufacturer’s suggested retail price.

Marine Scarves

The patterns call for 2 strands to be worked  together. The ideal yarns are the Rococo and the Desert Sand. But for anyone  that has trouble knitting or crocheting with a textured yarn like the Rococo may  use the Lace Caron and the Desert Sand. Please DO NOT use all three yarns  together.

See below for the Knit and Crochet Pattern used for the Marine  Scarves.

Marine Scarf Pattern

The Scarf is made holding 2 strand together. The scarf needs  to be 7 inches wide and about 42 inches long when finished.

As Quoted by the designer; “The scarf is worked with either  Rococo + Desert Sand or Caron Lace + Desert  Sand”

Crochet Pattern Use Size J or K Crochet Hook ch 18 (or however many you need to make 7 inches wide) Work in DC until about 42 inches long.                         NO FRINGE

 

Knit Pattern

Use US Size 13-15 knitting needles

Cast on 18sts or however many stitches you need for 7 inches wide

Work in seed stitch 1st Row: K1, P1. 2

Second Row: P1, K1.

Repeat these 2 rows until scarf measures 42 inches long.                      NO FRINGE

For easy distribution please bag each  scarf individually in a 1 gallon Ziploc bag with the air  released.

This project and scarf was founded and designed by the 3rd Battalion 2nd  Marine parent network.

Scarves can be mailed through the mid November to:

Linda Chamberlain

156 Waverly Rd.

Southampton , PA 18966.

God Bless and thanks so much for your kind offer and response.

Semper Fi

Patty

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2013 Team America 4R Marines-Marine Corps Marathon!

 

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Join Team America 4R Marines now!!

REGISTER NOW!!!

WE LIVE N’ BREATHE TO SUPPORT OUR BRAVE AND FEARLESS MARINES AND CORPSMAN! WE DO A LOT WITH A LITTLE- AND COULD DO MUCH MORE WITH YOUR HELP!!!

REGISTRATION FEE’S:

Individual Registration Fee: $99.00- the same price if you had registered with the Marine Corps Marathon directly before they sold out in TWO HOURS!

Pre-registered Runners Fee: $10.00-all those that wish to join TEAM A4RM who HAVE registered with the MCM directly and wish to join and support Team America 4R Marines!

Same fund-raising requirements apply to both registrations.

A4RM’s MINIMAL FUND-RAISING REQUIREMENT IS ONLY $500.00!

WE HOPE YOU SET MUCH HIGHER PERSONAL GOALS!

REACH FOR THE STARS!!!

THINK LIKE MARINES, SAILORS, SOLDIERS, AIRMEN AND COASTIES- THAT GO ABOVE AND BEYOND THIER CAPABILITIES-YOU CAN DO YOUR PART TOO!!

Once you register please set up your A4RM fundraising page. We have created a template for you; feel free to add your personal running stats and accomplishments and/or a photo. Take no prisoners- the sky is the limit when it comes to supporting our Marines and Corpsman AND all branches of our Veterans!!

Once you hit register: you will see all the “GIFTS” that will be given to you, this is our way of showing our appreciation to you for joining our team: honoring those which this very marathon is named after!

THE FEW. THE PROUD. THE MARINES!!!

This will be the second year for Team America 4R Marines at the Marine Corps Marathon, October 30, 2011 in DC!! We are honored and extremely excited about being accepted as a Charity Partner with the historic, MCM- “The Peoples Marathon”!

Being a runner, you know the power your dedication to the sport holds. You can directly help our Marines and Corpsman, by doing what you love – running – and Fund-Raising at the same time!! With every stride you take, you’ll be directly supporting our Marines and Corpsman, showing them we have not forgotten them. WE STAND BEHIND THEM; WE HAVE “THEIR” BACKS!

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This is an opportunity for you to support those that make such huge sacrifices for our country daily which this Marathon and its legacy honor.

YOU HAVE UNTIL OCTOBER 20, 2013 TO COMPLETE YOUR FUND-RAISING!!!

IF YOUR MINIMAL FUND-RAISING REQUIREMENT IS NOT MET AT THAT TIME YOU WILL LOOSE YOUR SPOT AND NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN!

Team America 4R Marines will consist of over 100 runners, you will be raising money for our end of year Shebang to support our Marines and Corpsmen deployed to remote outposts at Christmas and assisting our Veterans. If you’re passionate about supporting Marines & Corpsmen, and passionate about running then we want your Esprit de Corps. Whether an experienced marathon runner, or training for your first marathon America 4R Marines is the right organization to be affiliated with for this great Marathon: “THE PEOPLES MARATHON!!”

America 4R Marines and the Marine Corps Marathon, what a great match!

Please feel free to visit our home page to learn more about America 4R Marines and watch for huge up coming plans as we are going to expand and shift our focus where the biggest need is now: All our Veterans and their families!!

Don’t miss your opportunity register now! Once you register please set up your fund-raising page immediately! The template is all ready for you! Make sure to shoot for the stars with your fund-raising goals!

God Bless all our men and woman that have served and are presently serving to continue to keep America: The Land of the Free because of their Bravery!

OORaaaaaaaaaaaaHHHH!

Semper Fidelis

**No Federal or Marine Corps endorsement of advertisers or sponsors is implied**

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SIXTH Annual “Operation Merry Christmas Marines and Sailors”!

Thank you for Christmas!All of us at America 4R Marines now have our Elf hats back on- The tops of our ears mysteriously have grown points!! The 6th Annual “OPERATION MERRY CHRISTMAS MARINES AND SAILORS” IS IN FULL   THROTTLE MOVING FORWARD!!  

This year we are focused on sending 5550 Christmas stockings!!

Total value of the 2010 Merry Christmas mission was over 500,000.00 in retail merchandise!! We shipped 14 TONS to Afghanistan!

WE NEED THE SAME AMOUNT FOR THIS YEAR!

PLEASE HELP US- HELP THEM BY MAKING A DONATION NOW!

It’s true, Christmas seems a long way off: Due to the logistics in planning our HUGE Annual “OPERATION MERRY CHRISTMAS MARINES AND SAILORS” We have no choice but to start in July!

“WE” THE AMERICAN PEOPLE HAVE SO MUCH TO BE THANKFUL FOR EACH AND EVER DAY!

The freedoms we all have daily should never be taken for granted! Freedom is not free!

America 4R Marines must be in our “busy elves” mode early so that everything can be received, sorted and packed on Santa’s sleigh for the long trip to the Middle East and around the world.

Please consider making a donation for our 6TH Annual event!!

We cannot contact a manufacture for 5550 of their products in October and expect them to have such stock on hand-especially in these days of the poor economy!

 

We must send all the LOVE, PRIDE, and ((HUGS)) possible to our troops assuring we may have made their Christmas a bit brighter and happier thus giving bringing a SMILE to their faces even if for only a few minutes!

All stockings are identical for easy assembly and equally fair to the recipients.  This is why monetary donations are most beneficial.   We do HOPE to get some product donations . Our  products are purchased at wholesale prices. Shipping costs alone will be over 14,000!

We do not merely fill these stocking with toiletries and candy. We include GREAT tactical gear, comfort items, and products to lift their morale. We know the Marines’ and Sailors’ favorite items and what will make the greatest impact. WE ONLY SEND THE BEST PRODUCTS TO OUR HEROES, CONSIDERING THE SACRIFICES THEY MAKE FOR US DAILY, THEY MUST SEE WE “THE AMERICAN PEOPLE” APPRECIATE THEM, WE STAND VERY PROUD OF THEM AND HAVE THEIR BACKS COVERED!

YOU’RE DONATIONS GOES A LONG WAY!! KEEP IN MIND 99% GOES DIRECTLY TO OUR MARINES AND SAILORS!

WE DO A LOT WITH A LITTLE– AND CAN DO SO MORE WITH “YOUR” ASSISTANCE!

Being deployed is never easy, but over the Holiday season our nations Heroes truly miss their family even more so than normal, especially when reflecting on their family’s traditions.  Therefore we send those traditions to them.

Your assistance is greatly needed now to assure this mission is once again a huge success for its SIXTH straight year.

Please pass this on to your family, friends, co-workers and churches! Post this on your face book pages! We truly need America’s help! As a team, we can really make this happen!

Semper Fidelis!!!

I wish an early- VERY Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Patty Lewis

Founder/President

America 4R Marines

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UPDATE: WE HAVE SURPASSED OUR GOAL!! MEMORIAL to Honor: 3rd Battalion 5th Marines “DARKHORSE”

This is the Fallen Warriors Cross Sculpture that will be used in the 3/5 Memorial design UPDATE: WE HAVE SURPASSED OUR GOAL!!  A HUGE thank you to all that assisted with the funds needed to move forward on proposed 3/5 Memorial! A VERY special thank you goes to Laguna Hills 3/5 support team AND Jason Arellano a injured former 3/5 Marine and the owner of Resolution Gear, LLC for their HUGE donations! The recent former 3/5 battalion Commander, Lt. Col  Jason Morris, is extremely grateful and humbled by those that participated to make this everlasting tribute honoring the Fallen heroes of 3/5 a reality! God Bless you all and thank you! Semper Fi! Patty Founder/President America 4R Marines

America 4R Marines offered a gift of a Memorial to honor all the Fallen Heroes, now the “Angels” of 3/5. This gift was accepted by the 3/5 Battalion Commander with open arms, and his deepest gratitude, this gift was then was approved through proper protocol from the 5th Regiment Command. The 3/5 “Darkhorse” battalion, and other Marine units attached to it, lost more than 30 men in the first three months. Close to 200 have been wounded.

The 3/5 deployed to Helmand Province last fall, and were sent to the most dangerous place in Afghanistan, Sangin. Their task was to regain the Taliban stronghold, a notorious poppy growing region in a mountainous area north of Marja.

LOSING ONE OF YOUR MARINE BROTHERS IS TOO MUCH TO BEAR! THIS BATTALION AND THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS HAVE GONE THROUGH A TOTAL HELL-LIKE 7 MONTH DEPLOYMENT!

This is a team effort America! WE need YOUR help with this!

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As our Marines and Sailors presence in Afghanistan doubles–so does their needs!

As our Marines and Sailors presence in Afghanistan doubles–so does their needs!

MOM 4R MARINES continues to send needed items weekly! Please help us now by making a donation so we can continue to lift the morale and provide some basic comforts to those that continue to fight for our freedoms! WE purchase items in bulk at wholesale prices! Shipping costs alone are expensive. Our normal size box weighs over 50 lbs.

We do NOT send individual care packages;  We work directly with units and Battalions. The USMC does not ask for anything! MOM 4R MARINES learns of these needs–contacts the proper source, questions and confirms the need and offers to assist.

As more and more Units/ Battalions continue to arrive in Afghanistan we must be prepared to send them the support and items they will need. Considering the very hot weather is upon them already…. The other day it hit 115 degrees in Afghanistan, we must plan accordingly to send them our support with all the love we can muster!

We Need YOUR support! Our Marines and Sailors need YOU! The reality is they do NOT have access to the basic necessities, you and I assume as common place in our daily lives. These young men and woman NEVER ask for a thing! Recently I was told when receiving items such as toilet seats,  very basic human needs, things we take for granted, they SMILE ear to ear!  It means the world to them!!!

Please help us help them!!

Without all of YOU our past missions would never have been so successful. We are only the middle man YOU are a very crucial part of our organization.

These young warriors are giving so much of themselves, they must see visually– that we back home have NOT forgotten them, by sending them items which will lift their morale immensely! Their daily sacrifices are huge, doing it with those of us back home foremost in their minds, continuing to keep our country free from terrorism and reap the benefits of our freedoms.

God Bless ALL our Military Past and Present. I am proud to be an American because of YOU!

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