Many people have asked me personally why I became involved with the Fort Villanow Veterans Project.
Like many people I was looking for something to do. While watching the news and seeing news reporters go out and ask college kids simple questions like who the first President of the United States was….and they couldn’t answer it.
I am a retired seventy-two year old and I remember that every school room had a picture of George Washington in it. I have noticed a lot of these young kids today and I started wondering what the problem is. Well, when I was growing up, the mother stayed home and taught the kids about the American Flag and helped with their homework. Today it takes both Mother and Father to make a living so therein lays most of the problem.
Fort Villanow Veterans decided to do something to help. We started a kid’s survival camp that lasts two months. We teach them simple techniques like how to build a fire, read a compass and a chance to learn more about our country and flag. These are just some of the things that us older Veterans can offer and allows us to get off our butts and do our share.
We were taught right from wrong. Like the police for instance and the importance of their job. Law enforcement is out there to protect us.
There are MANY things wrong with the younger generation.
By teaching our younger generation, I believe that we, older guys and gals need to step forward and do something. So I am inviting you to join us here at Fort Villanow. It is wonderful to see the expressions on their faces. If is also simple, free and rewarding. These kids really get into it.
If you feel like I do and have the dedication to help others I invite you to do what I did. You will be surprised how good it will make you feel.
That is why I got involved. We have many projects but this is the most important. Veterans (and Civilians) are welcome!
Sgt. Tony Dyer