Dare I Say, Every Cloud Has a Silver Lining

For sure, things have not gone well lately for the US Department of Veterans Affairs (USDVA). The ever-growing scandal related to the poor quality of medical care provided is startling to say the least.

While all of Rome appears to be burning, there are areas of service within the VA that are excelling and deserve to be recognized for the outstanding medical services they are providing to America’s veterans.

One such area is the VA Medical Clinic located in Redding, California. I suspect there are others.

Since retiring from the Air Force some eight year ago, I have had many opportunities to frequent the clinic and rely on their services for my healthcare needs. In every instance, they have excelled.

Today, I offer my thanks and appreciation to all who work so hard each day at the Redding VA Clinic to serve my medical needs.

In particular, thank you Dr. Templado and the Trinity Team, the custodial staff, optometry, admin personnel, lab technicians, Urgent Care, security, pharmacy technicians and scheduling personnel for all you do each day to meet the needs of America’s veterans. Keep up the good work.

The American Heritage Dictionary defines ‘silver lining’ as “A hopeful or comforting prospect in the midst of difficulty.”

Dare I Say, the Redding VA Medical Clinic is that ‘silver lining’ in an otherwise dark, ominous cloud over the USDVA.

 

Pete Stiglich Colonel, USAF, Retired

Cottonwood, CA

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Act of Consecration to the Sacred Heart

O Sacred Heart of Jesus, to Thee I consecrate and offer up my person and my life, my actions, trials, and sufferings, that my entire being may henceforth only be employed in loving, honoring and glorifying Thee.  This is my irrevocable will, to belong entirely to Thee, and to do all for Thy love, renouncing with my whole heart all that can displease Thee.

 

I take Thee, O Sacred Heart, for the sole object of my love, the protection of my life, the pledge of my salvation, the remedy of my frailty and inconstancy, the reparation for all the defects of my life, and my secure refuge at the hour of my death.  Be Thou, O Most Merciful Heart, my justification before God Thy Father, and screen me from His anger which I have so justly merited.  I fear all from my own weakness and malice, but placing my entire confidence in Thee, O Heart of Love, I hope all from Thine infinite goodness.  Annihilate in me all that can displease or resist Thee.  Imprint Thy pure love so deeply in my heart that I may never forget Thee or be separated from thee.

 

I beseech Thee, through Thine infinite Goodness, grant that my name be engraved upon Thy Heart, for in this I place all my happiness and all my glory, to live and to die as one of Thy devoted servants.

 

Amen.

 

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Bucket List for 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, …..

 Received this unsolicited email today.  Pretty well sums it up…don’t you think?
BUCKET LIST FOR 2014,15,16,17….
We are getting old and our tickers aren’t what they used to be…so here is Our Special Bucket List for 2014,15,16,17…….  HERE IS ALL WE WANT…
1. Obama: Gone!        And NO Clinton in his place ! ! !
 2. Put “GOD” back in America!!!             
3. Borders: Closed! 
4.  Congress: On the same retirement & healthcare
                      plans like everyone else.
5. Congress: Obey its own laws NOW!      
6. Language: English only!
7. Culture: Constitution, Language and the Bill of Rights!         
8. Drug Free: Mandatory Drug Screening before &    
                     during Welfare.                                
 9. NO freebies to Non-Citizens!
   
10. Balance the budget. 
  
11. Stop giving away our money to foreign countries!
      Charge them for our help! We need it here.
 
12. Fix the TAX CODE!
 
And most of all.
13. “RESPECT OUR MILITARY AND OUR FLAG!!”     
Simple, logical, and in the best interests of the country.  Let’s rally and make this happen now!  Enough talk already.  Either our elected leaders in Washington get this job done now or out they go.  Enough talk already!
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Air Force Memorial Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser a Huge Success!

I’m pleased to report the Air Force Memorial spaghetti dinner fundraiser held May 31st at the Veterans Hall in Redding was a huge success.

Well over $5,000 was raised, with 100% of the proceeds going towards the fabrication and placement of the memorial at the Northern California Veterans Cemetery in Igo, California.

Clearly, success of the event would not have been possible without the help of many good Americans.  Whether donating sodas, water or raffle prizes, preparing and serving meals or offering to help with set-up and tear-down, every single donation proved invaluable and instrumental in making the evening enjoyable for all.

On behalf of the Air Force Memorial Planning Committee, I offer my thanks and appreciation to everyone who attended the fundraiser and to those who donated their time and talent to make the evening a total success. You can take great pride and satisfaction in knowing you have played a significant role in helping us realize a memorial honoring all those who have served their country in the United States Air Force.

I invite you to visit the official Air Force Memorial website at www.usafmemorial.org to learn more about the project and to track its progress. At the appropriate time, we will be posting information about an upcoming ground breaking ceremony for the memorial pad and would love to see you there.

Thank you.

Peter V. Stiglich

Chairman, Air Force Memorial Planning Committee

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Cottonwood Community Park Raking Party this Sunday Afternoon!

Friends,

We’re working real hard to make the Cottonwood Community Park a pleasant and safe place for families to enjoy.

Currently, we’re completing a project to install lawn sprinklers at the park. The project will be completed later this week.

Then, we need to rake the entire park, with an effort to remove all the rocks so the grass can grow.

To do this, we’re having a raking party at the park this Sunday, 8 June, starting at 4pm.  We could really use your help.

The more folks raking, the easier the job will be.

Cold drinks and dinner will be provided.

If you think you can help us out, please call 347-1230 and let Mary O’Keefe know how many are coming so we have enough food and drink on hand.

Be sure to bring a heavy duty rake and a good pair of gloves.

Please share this with your friends and family.

Thanks for whatever help you might provide.

See you Sunday!

Colonel Pete

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About Me

Pete Stiglich is a community and Veteran activist from Cottonwood, California. After 26 years of dedicated service, he retired as a Colonel from the United States Air Force in 2006.

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