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I believe we all have an obligation to share our father, grandfathers, father-in-laws story - their story of sacrifice and courage, the story of a unique group of men from the backwaters of the USA and Canada who came together and formed the most formidable fighting force seen in WW2. Men who had never flown in an airplane and then on their first flight up, were asked to jump out of it. Men who endured the brutal training and had an indomitable desire to never give up and to succeed at whatever task they were given; and as strong bonds grew amongst them, they would risk their lives for each other even in the face of certain death.
They were liberators with a strong sense of right and wrong with a desire to free others from oppression. But they were also trained killers who could decimate any enemy force that stood in their way. Many returned home with undiagnosed PTSD and did their best to melt back into the mainstream and shield their children from the horrors of war. Their greatest solice was getting together with their buddies, often at Reunions, where they could relax with men who they had experienced hell together with, laugh at the funny stories and quietly weep for lost comrades.
In 2006 the Association was turned over to the next generations and in doing so they imparted to us their final gift; the warmth and friendship of the Force family which can now continue on to the next generations whenever and wherever we get together. Many of us have bonded while on FSSFA tours to Italy and France and at Reunions where we have met many men that remind us of our fathers, our grandfathers, all heroes in our eyes. We remember the ones who did not return knowing their sacrifice may be the reason our father lived, and we celebrate and give "honour to those, who daring to die returned".
We are their legacy- we can not let them down.
As well, we are now in a new tax bracket because we have to few veterans and it restricts our fund raising and we are now more dependent on membership fees to support the FSSFA. We have some fixed expenses such as the Spearhead publication, the FSSFA website, a new educational budget, presentation costs, seed money for the FSSFA Reunion, and expenses related to outreach to descendants with the potential to support the archiving of FSSF material and different FSSF memorials and plaques that we could potentially support with Board approval and the necessary funds. If we have 1000 paying members we would could cover our fixed expenses and still have a cushion of money to cover unforeseen expenses.
Yours in the Bonds of there Force,