Wreaths Across America

Wreaths Across America

Dear Friends,

On behalf of the Giordano Family we would like to extend a warm and since thank you to all that contributed to the Wreaths Across America event in the past.  As many of you know, this will be our sixth year  of our relationship with "Wreaths Across America".  What began as the laying of wreaths on our fallen heroes' headstones at Arlington National Cemetery / 8 years ago has now grown into a nationwide event involving thousands of volunteers at cemeteries throughout the country.  Under  the leadership of  Peter J. Giordano, in December of 2009, 2,500 wreaths were successfully placed at the Bourne National Cemetery.  It was Peter's goal to one day be able to honor every veteran, but that is a big, audacious goal.  Since the sudden death of  Peter  in 2010, his Family decided to continue his legacy and each year try and reach his goal.  We are already gearing up for this year's event and look forward to hearing from you as it soon approaches.

This year on behalf of  The Giordano Family and Civil Air Patrol, we invite you to come and join us at the sixth annual "Wreaths Across America" event on Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 12 noon at Bourne National Cemetery.  You can help us spread the word by sharing the story of the wreaths, what has been done, and what we will continue to do, by inviting others to join us in the mission to Remember, Honor, and Teach!

We are looking for financial support in order to purchase wreaths from the Worcester Wreath Company.  The company ships wreaths directly to the cemeteries and also donates ceremonial wreaths to honor each of the Services.   If you purchase a wreath and have a specific grave that you would like it placed on, please meet us in Bourne and place the wreath on your loved one~s grave.

As always, we are available to answer any questions you may have and we welcome your ideas and comments. Information regarding "Wreaths Across America" is available at their website "www.wreathsacrossamerica.org".

Checks can be made out to Wreaths Across America and be mailed to:

Joseph Giordano, 74 Morton Street, Waltham, MA 02453 - (781) 8914226 or,
Andrew Giordano, 3 Belmont Road, Burlington, MA 02180 - (781) 272-3745

We are making this commitment in memory of Peter Giordano.  We find inspiration in the legacy that Peter has left behind and it is a privilege to be co-chairpersons of the  Bourne National Cemetery's "Wreaths Across America" campaign.  Thank you in advance for your support.

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Scholarship 2012

New Benefits

New Benefits for Active Association Members

There have been significant increases in accidental death benefits for members who’s dues is paid and up to date.

These new benefits became effective on May 1, 2008 and represents a 50% increase in coverage for dues paid members of the Middlesex Deputy Sheriffs’ Association. The new benefit relates to heart and circulatory malfunctions. This benefit is similar to the new provisions of the Federal Public Safety Officer’s Benefit. These new benefits represent the dedication of the leadership of your organization to its members.

This past year, the membership has been truly rewarding for the Association. We have increased our membership and have re-examined how to put our strength forward to benefit the law enforcement community. The old saying “there is strength in numbers” is certainly true. History has shown that our government at the national and local levels pays special attention to membership groups. That is just one of the reasons why being a part of this association is so important to our members.

Over the past year we have exerted our strengths in positive ways and have won many important battles actively lobbying our elected officials on issues that are important to us as active duty and reserve officers. We organized social events throughout the year for the enjoyment of our members. Our annual golf tournament was cancelled largely due to poor attendance/registration we are sure due to the economy. This affected funds available for scholarships and other donations. Regardless, we were still able to awarded scholarships to our member’s children, a well-deserved group of high school graduates. We bonded together at our swearing in ceremonies, our families and numerous dignitaries joined in recognizing the outstanding achievements of our members. We reaffirmed our vows and readied our members for this years activities.

In closing, may the good Lord keep you and your family healthy and safe in the year to come!

Earn credit toward volunteer requirement

Earn credit towards your mandatory 8 hours per year volunteer Requirement

Help needed with publishing the Deputy Sheriffs’ Association Guardian Newsletter. As many of you are aware, the Guardian Newsletter is our Association’s primary
means of communicating to our members. We would like to release an issue at least quarterly. The lack of resources in 2009 prevented this from happening. We are in
dire need of writer’s or editors to assist.

There are no special design or application skills required, if you own a computer have email or MS Word skills is all we are looking for. The design and the “artsy”
portion can be done by someone else. If you are interested, email both:

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