(Updated) Palins and Duck Commander crew join Franklin Graham in welcoming veterans and their spouses to Alaska retreat
Posted by Dr. Fay on September 1, 2014
Posted on Governor Palin’s Facebook page this afternoon:
Vets Enjoy Autumn Rolling in on Little Bear Feet
Such a beautiful day in Port Alsworth, Alaska, as our family joined Rev. Franklin Graham & the Duck Commander crew to again welcome veterans and their spouses at an Operation Heal Our Patriot’s retreat. This tremendous program for wounded warriors is run by Samaritan’s Purse and works to help heal our returning heroes who have the same emotional and spiritual scars the rest of us have, but theirs are compounded by extreme circumstances in war zones, and they return with scars all to often overlooked. Thank you to all the dedicated OHOP volunteers committed to our returning heroes to heal marriages affected by these scars. Our prayers are with the couples we welcomed yesterday on a chilly end-of-summer evening that reminds us our Alaskan winter rolls in quickly and spectacularly. It was 27 degrees there this morning, and bear viewing is great as the nearby animals fatten themselves up before hunkering down for the cold winter months. This Bristol Bay region is a most beautiful spot in the Last Frontier; it’s the region where Todd was born and raised. We’re blessed to have this chunk of God’s country in our backyard. Glad the Duck Commander crew traveled North for these views, too!
America, please join us in supporting and praying for all our vets and their families. If you love your freedom, thank a vet!
– Sarah Palin
PS – On FOX tonight, 7 PM ET, watch a Greta Van Susteren special highlighting OHOP’s mission in Alaska. And please visit http://www.samaritanspurse.org/education-2/about-operation-heal-our-patriots/
Photo credit: Samaritan’s Purse
Governor Palin also posted this Labor Day weekend greeting the day before:
Happy Labor Day weekend! We’re heading out to Port Alsworth in Bristol Bay in a few hours. This is Todd’s old stomping grounds where today he owns the Rainbow Bay Lodge.
It’s a blessing to again join Rev. Franklin Graham and his family and their great Samaritan’s Purse team that runs the wonderful ministry that’s geared to helping injured vets and their spouses repair relationships damaged by the war, the injuries, and the distance military life involves. My family and I have had the honor of working with Samaritan’s Purse in the past; you’ve heard us talk about travels on missions with Rev. Graham for relief work in Haiti, in various parts of Alaska, storm-ravaged parts of the U.S. and elsewhere. In fact, Greta Van Susteren taped a special for FOX News about this particular mission Rev. Graham does for our vets and their spouses in Alaska. It airs tomorrow on FOX at 7pm ET. Please check it out!
This has been an awesome weekend all around for us. Yesterday was the MOST gorgeous day so we had a great cookout with the awesome Duck Dynasty family here in our yard at home in Wasilla. (Stay tuned to hear more about that wonderful visit!)
– Sarah Palin
See more photos here.