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Honoring the service and sacrifice of those Delaware Women who have served their country

Saturday, November 3, 2018

8:30 A.M. Registration & Line-up at the Duncan Center
At the corner of W. Loockerman & Slaughter Streets

Parade Begins – 10:00 A.M.

Sable Vance
Administrative Specialist III
802 Silver Lake Blvd. Suite 100
Dover, DE 19904
Office: 302.257.3120

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S. Curtis Cole, Masonic Charities of Delaware; Larence Kirby, executive director of the Commission of Veterans Affairs; Paul Davis and Dave Skocik, both of the Friends of Delaware Veterans, Inc.

In conjunction with the 5th anniversary of the Sept. 17, 2013, signing of the Delaware Veterans Trust Fund into law, The Friends of Delaware Veterans held a press conference on September 13, at Dover’s Masonic Lodge, 1478 Wyoming Mill Rd., Dover.

S. Curtis Cole, President, Board of Managers of Masonic Charities of Delaware, presented a $5,000 donation to the Friends as a major sponsor of the coming November 3rd Annual Friends of Delaware Veterans at Dover Downs Hotel and Casino.

The Friends board is comprised of military veterans who work without compensation or reimbursement so all of what is raised goes to help Delaware Veterans through a dedicated account at the Delaware Commission of Veterans Affairs.

“Masonic Charities of Delaware is a philanthropy offering assistance to local charitable organizations. It was created several years ago as a result of selling our Masonic Home in Wilmington. It served for over 100 years but because there weren’t enough needy brothers and sisters to continue the home was sold with the proceeds being used to assist other organizations,” said Mr. Cole. “I am a disabled Vietnam Veteran and I wanted to find veteran groups that could benefit.”

“This generous contribution not only brings attention to the good works of the Masons but also underscores the ongoing need of a small number of Delaware’s veterans and families who find themselves in temporary financial difficulty and will hopefully encourage other organizations to contribute,” said Dave Skocik, Friends president.

The annual dinner is the major fundraising event for the Veterans Trust Fund. All contributions to the fund are tax deductible. The fund has stopped repossessions, evictions, made emergency repairs on homes and vehicles, and sometimes put food on the table.

A numeric list of veterans by county who have been assisted by grants from the Delaware Veterans Trust Fund during the last quarter was distributed at the press conference.

Visit www.DelawareVeteransTrustFund.com
For more information, email dskocik@aol.com or call 302-739-2792 for information on dinner tickets or sponsorship.

Irish Eyes Restaurant and Pub

Benefiting Delaware Veterans Trust Fund

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 • 6pm

Irish EyesRestaurant and Pub
213 Anglers Road
Lewes, DE

Cash or Check Only
Payable at the door

Great Raffle and Silent Auction Items
(Debit or credit payment options available for Silent Auction)

RSVP to ChicksDinner@gmail.com by September 14!

The Delaware General Assembly, the Delaware Department of State, the Delaware Commission on Veterans Affairs, the Delaware Heritage Commission, Dover Air Force Base, and the City of Dover will honor Delaware Women Veterans with this year’s veterans parade. The parade will begin at 10:00 A.M. winding through downtown Dover ending at the site of the dedication ceremony.

Following the parade, the Women’s Military Service Monument will be dedicated at noon on the Northwest corner of Legislative Hall.

This year’s theme:  Honoring the service and sacrifice of those Delaware Women who have served their country.

Saturday, November 3, 2018
8:30 A.M. Registration & Line-up at the Duncan Center
Parade Begins – 10:00 A.M.

For more information, please contact Colinda Marker in Legislative Council at 302-744-4303.

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Dear Friends of Veterans:

You and your organization are cordially invited to attend Military Honor Day and 16th Annual Patriot Day ceremonies on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at the CHEER Community Center located at the corner of Sand Hill Road and Route 9, east of Georgetown. Activities will be taking place from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

This event will feature every military branch of the United States armed services and civilian first responder units. We invite your organization to set up a display for the day showcasing the services that your organization provides to Veterans in Sussex County. We will supply you with an eight-foot table and table cloth for no cost. However, donations are accepted by CHEER, a non-profit agency serving the needs of Sussex County’s senior population. There will be dozens of educational displays filling the CHEER Community Center highlighting events such as Pearl Harbor, Normandy Beach, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, and all conflicts to the present that have occurred, including the Cold War, Grenada, Iraq, and Afghanistan. Many local schools have already accepted our invitation to attend as this will be an opportunity for students to learn about our military history, and have the ability to speak one-on-one with men and women who fought in those wars and conflicts.

We hope that you will spend September 11 with us honoring the men and women who have sacrificed to ensure our freedom. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

If your organization would like to setup a display, please RSVP to Florence Mason at 302-515-3045.  

Walter Koopman
Veteran of the Korean War

Honorable Mayor William West
Mayor of Georgetown

Sussex County Korean War Chapter 1

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10am – 2pm
Wilmington University
Dover Campus

Middletown Fire Company
27 W Green Street

Employers are gathering because they want to hire military and veterans and military spouses! Don’t miss this GREAT opportunity!

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Presented by the Veterans Suicide Prevention Coalition

The purpose of the Mental Health Summit is to bring together key stakeholders in the community with the goal of enhancing access to mental health services and addressing the mental healthcare needs of Veterans.

Tuesday, September 11th, 2018
Dover Downs Hotel and Casino

There is no cost to attend.  

Breakout session topics include:

  • Suicide Prevention
  • Mindfulness
  • Moral Injury
  • Veterans Law

Plenary Speakers include CW4 Clifford Bauman and Dan Miller of the Wounded Warrior Project


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Learn how to use your EARNED benefit of buying a home with YOUR VA Home Loan!

NCALL Research and Caliber Home Loans continue their collaboration to bring education and value to our military and veteran community!


WHEN: SATURDAY, AUG 25TH, 2018, 9:00A – 11:00A

WHERE: NCALL Research,363 Saulsbury Rd, Dover, DE 19904

CONTACT:  302-722-8516 (leave a message)

In this class, you will learn:

  • The step-by-step process for SUCCESSFULLY and PAINLESSLY buying a home
  • Credit basics
  • Eligibility basics
  • How to easily obtain your Certificate of Eligibility “COE” (THE GOLDEN TICKET)
  • Loan amount and calculation basics
  • Property types and inspections


Please view these intro videos:




  • US Military Veteran
  • Currently Serving in the Military
  • Spouse of Serving Military or Veteran
  • Surviving Spouse of Veteran

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Darren Corder, CMVLP
Loan Consultant, VA Specialist/
US Navy and Delaware National Guard Veteran
NMLS ID: 812438
State Lic.: # MLO-812438
200 Continental Drive, Suite 201
Newark, DE 19713
Direct 302-722-8516
Fax 844-539-5706

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