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The Lancaster-Melton peace keepers Civitan Club is an irs 501 (c)(3) charitable organization

"Never Forgotten"

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About us

 

The Peace Keepers have three primary missions:

 

"100 Salutes"- The Peace Keepers ensure that Law Enforcement Officers lost in the line of duty in Kansas and Missouri are not forgotten. We do so through our own "100 Slautes" program. "100 Salutes" is a mission where every time a Law Enforcement Officer dies in the line of duty, a remembrance box with 100 ribbons with the Officer's Badge Number on one tail of the ribbon and the motto, "Never Forgotten", is given to the spouse, child or parents of the fallen Officer. Additional ribbons are distributed to the friends, co-workers & the community of the fallen Officer's Police Department. These are passed out at the visitation and funeral of the fallen Officer. They are also given during Police Week, Police Memorial services and remembrance events. We continue to be available to the families of the fallen by assisting them in any way we can...from mowing lawns to cleaning houses to fundraising,

"Giving Veterans a Million Thanks"- The Peace Keepers ensure that Military Veterans, fallen and living, are remembered by the public. Presently we are partnered with the Greater Kansas City "Wreaths Across America" program. We are conducting fund raising activites to ensure that as many wreaths as possible are placed on the grave of Veterans at the Leavenworth National Cemetery. We were "on the ground" in 2018 placing wreaths and actively participating in the ceremonies. Civitan International President-Elect Frank Kelley and his wife Kum, members of the Peace Keepers, participated in the 2019 Wreaths Recycling Effort.

"SUPPORTING THE CIVITAN INTERNATIONAL MISSION"- The Peace Keepers support the mission of Civitan International in aiding the developmentally disabled communities. Several of the Peace Keepers are also members of the Kansas City Civitan Orchids and the Kansas City Civitan Ex-Men which are Civitan Clubs which directly interacts with the developmentally disabled. The Peace Keepers are always prepared to come to the aid of these, our brother and sister clubs, when called. We also help with the many activities of our Regional and International clubs supporting the charitable goals they have. Though our focus is Veterans and the Law Enforcement community, the Peace Keepers are ready to serve our community in many ways.

How we perform our missions

As with any new charitable organization, we began with "baby steps". In our case, our fundraising began with our membership. Donations came in the form of Facebook donations, direct deposit from generous donors and overpaying dues. We moved on to fundraising during the 2018 holiday season through support from Officers at local Police Departments. It grew again and again until we began development of our Facebook page and this Website. Needless to say, we need community help in everything we do. But, ultimately, we need your donations. In 2018, we have donated $2,500.00 to Wreaths Across America. We purchased, and distributed more than 3,000 "100 Salutes" ribbons. So, naturally, we need to raise money to support our missions...we need YOUR help! Donate below!

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The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), National Cemetery Administration (NCA) launched the Veterans Legacy Memorial (VLM), Aug. 14, the country's first digital platform dedicated entirely to the preservation of the memory of the 3.7 million Veterans interred in VA national cemeteries. Each Veteran will have their own memorial page on the VLM, a secure, web-based platform that creates a perpetual memorial extending beyond the physical border of the national cemetery. "Veterans Legacy Memorial ensures "no Veteran ever dies" by honoring the legacy of our nation’s Veterans, not just in our cemeteries, but in a new and innovative digital setting," said VA Secretary Robert Wilkie. “It enhances the onsite national cemetery experience and extends the experience to those who otherwise are unable to physically visit the cemetery.” NCA, in conjunction with VA's Office of Information and Technology, built the architecture for the site starting with the information contained on every Veteran's headstone. In the initial rollout, the public will be able to search the site for Veterans, find out where they are buried and read the basic details of their lives and service. Future capabilities may be expanded to allow families, survivors, fellow Veterans and others to add historic photos and share memories to a deceased Veteran’s memorial page. Such capabilities will include provisions that allows NCA to manage the site in a manner that maintains the same level of decorum our customers experience in our national cemeteries. For more information about the Veterans Legacy Memorial, visit https://www.va.gov/remember, or contact Dr. Bryce Carpenter, Veterans Legacy Program Manager, at bryce.carpenter@va.gov. Have questions about Veterans Legacy Memorial? Find what you're looking for at VLM FAQ.

 VA launches Veterans Legacy Memorial to honor deceased Veterans online

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