Saturday, May 26, 2012

The Victory Garden, Memorial Day 2012

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It was a wonderful day to have served the Lord during Memorial weekend 2012. We worked tirelessly and completed everything within a few, seemingly short hours. It was fun serving together and we worked well together as a team. Every time there was a problem assembling the garden boxes, God came through with the answer and we were able to continue. Here are the names of the people that served: Arnold and Bobbi Asis, Gloria Calegari, Darren McKinley, and David Lucarelli.

With the Hansen family there was no shortage of helping hands. The whole family got involved and pitched in! The Hansen's were terrific hosts and we enjoyed serving them. We have a short biography about Mr. Hansen's service to his country.
Mr. David Hansen served 8 years in the United States Marine Corps from 1996 until 2004. His job was drafting and surveying and his main role was to support forward engineering projects. He served with the 8th Engineer Support Battalion while stationed at Camp Lejeune, NC.  Later on, he was with the Marine Wing Support Squadron 371 while stationed in Yuma, AZ. His deployments included a trip to Honduras on a humanitarian mission to help rebuild the country's infrastructure after the devastating effects of hurricane Mitchell. Another deployment was to Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom, where he was awarded the Combat Action ribbon and Over-sea Service ribbon. He currently lives in Orange County, California with his wife and four children.

Here is a brief explanation of our theme, the Victory Garden... Victory gardens, also called war gardens or food gardens for defense, were vegetable, fruit and herb gardens planted at private residences and public parks in United States during World War I and World War II to reduce the pressure on the public food supply brought on by the war effort. In addition to indirectly aiding the war effort these gardens were also considered a civil "morale booster" — in that gardeners could feel empowered by their contribution of labor and rewarded by the produce grown. This made victory gardens become a part of daily life on the home front.