L/CPL Robert J. Slattery, Marine Corps League Det #206, NEWSLETTER, Jan 2019 - 13
T4T, Chester Stores

The newest store in Chester, Smith’s ACE Hardware was delighted to participate in the Toys for Tots program for the first time at their newest store on west Main Street.Standing with one of the Store cashiers, is Doc Campbell ,of Chester ,who is a member of the R.J. Slattery Detachment.

Hi there ,I took pictures of the spots in Chester where we had placed collection boxes . Below is Life Member Bob Dante in TOY’S WITH LOVE Employee McKenna Heymann. In total we had Four collection spots, in total we collected 264 Toys.

Standing from left to right are MC League member Bob Dante , Amanda Rasmussen& Cali Jacobs who are friendly store clerks at the UPS Store in Chester, NJ.

The newest store in Chester, Smith’s ACE Hardware was delighted to participate in the Toys for Tots program for the first time at their newest store on west Main Street.Standing with one of the Store cashiers, is Doc Campbell, of Chester, who is a member of the R.J. Slattery Detachment.


Operation Markbeen

About six miles from Maastricht, in the Netherlands, lie buried 8,301 American soldiers who died in "Operation Markbeen adopted by Dutch families who mind the graves, decorate it, and keep alive the memory of the soldier they have adopted.  It is even the custom to keep a portrait of "their" American soldier in a place of honor in their home.  Annually, on "Liberation Day," memorial services are held for "the men who died to liberate Holland." The day concludes with a concert.  The final piece is always "Il Silenzio," a memorial piece commissioned by the Dutch and first played in 1965 on the 20th anniversary of Holland's liberation. It has been the concluding piece of the memorial concert ever since.

This year the soloist was a 13-year-old Dutch girl, Melissa Venema, backed by André Rieu and his orchestra (the Royal Orchestra of the Netherlands). This beautiful concert piece is based upon the original version of taps and was composed by Italian composer Nino Rossi.

Semper Fi,
Bruce Oliver


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