Saturday, August 11, 2012

The August 2012 Hero of the Month - Dennis Hall

Our August Hero of the Month is 63 year old Dennis Hall. Mr. Hall is a Vietnam Veteran who has terminal cancer (believed to be a result of his exposure to chemicals during the war). Doctor's have given Dennis less than a year to live, and he has one goal he'd like to achieved before he leaves this life. He and his daughter plan to take a pilgrimage to the Vietnam War Memorial, in Washington D.C., at the end of this month.

Mr. Hall is from the small town of Bridgeport, Oklahoma. His community held a garage and bake sale this weekend to help raise funds to make sure Dennis gets his last wish. He wants to make the trip in order to honor the friends he lost while in Vietnam."I think my life will be complete", Dennis said "It has been a dream of mine for a long time."
We are happy to announce that this fundraiser not only raised enough money to send Dennis on his trip, but it will also help with his final arrangements, ones fit for a true hero.

Dennis has trouble standing because of his illness, but this Fourth of July he insisted on standing with the American Flag during a community tribute and parade. When talking about his illness, Mr. Hall said he'd do it all again to serve his country.

Hall married his wife after returning from Vietnam. They have been married for 40 wonderful years and have 2 children. The Hall's are known in their community as some of the most giving individuals around. They took in over 4 other children, over the years, out of the goodness of their hearts. Those that know them said they have done without so that they could give all they could for others. We are so happy the community has rallied around them to help grant Dennis' last wish.
We would like to send Dennis on of our encouragement packages for his trip to Washington D.C. We have to get this one out quick, so please take a few moments to write a letter to Dennis. Let him know you are grateful for his service and continued sacrifice, tell him what freedoms you're thankful for, and tell him a little bit about yourself. Many of our Vietnam veterans have never been told "Thank You" for the sacrifices they have made (and continue to make). PLEASE help us thank this hero. We're hoping to have over 50 letters, along with some travel essentials. If you'd like to help fund this package, please click the donate button on the right side of this page.

Please email your letters to by August 24th, 2012 (at 8am central time) to ensure we get the package to Mr. Hall before his big adventure.

God Bless you for your time. We couldn't honor our heroes without your help!

Ashley Hyde-Fuhr
Founder of The Art of Encouragement

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