Greetings from the Westfield Armory !

This year’s Casino Night will be unique. For the first time since the inception of the Support Our Troops Casino Night the 1st Squadron, 102nd Cavalry Regiment, New Jersey Army National Guard will not be home to celebrate with us. These men and women began serving our nation on deployment to the Middle East and the Horn of Africa early this year. In view of their absence, we hope to continue and even redouble our fundraising efforts. While our primary mission is to support all Veterans and service members serving all branches of the military across our nation, the 102nd Cavalry Squadron holds a special place in our hearts. They are our hometown heroes based with us in Westfield, NJ.

We earnestly hope for you will support for the 10th annual Support Our Troops Casino night on Saturday, November 23, 2019. The event will benefit Bonds of Courage and the Family Readiness Groups of the 1-102nd Cavalry Regiment of the NJ Army National Guard. Bonds of Courage is an ALL VOLUNTEER organization established in 2004. As part of Bonds of Courage's mission, we have shipped hundreds of care packages. We solicit donations of items and the funds necessary to cover shipping costs to send deployed service members some love from home. As our heroes return, Bonds of Courage assists them in the transition back to civilian life. Funds raised this year will support the 1-102nd Cavalry Family Readiness Group's soldier and family morale activities, assist with urgent needs during and after deployment and also cover expenses to celebrate their homecoming.

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There are many ways you can support the event (attend, sponsor a ticket for a family member of a deployed soldier, donate a prize, sponsor a table, place an advertisement in the event program book). Bonds of Courage is a not for profit, public charity (#71-0993070), exempt from federal income tax under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code. All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

Our soldiers stand ready to defend this great country. With you, as our partner, we will continue to offer and provide the support they truly deserve.  For ticket sales and further information, please go to www.bondsofcourage.org or contact Christine Bradley at chrisb@bondsofcourage.org or 703-407-0203.