Ronnie & I have been showing our appreciation to our troops
overseas by donating our left over wood from our red, white and blue, Gerry Gessie
signature model Heritage "Little One" Guitar to this wonderful organization
which makes pens for our soldiers. Please, show your support for
our sons and daughters who proudly serve their country.
We need YOU to get involved and help us fund, produce and ship custom
handwriting pens to our Military Servicemen and Women serving
Overseas. More than just saying thank you or I support our
Troops, SHOW them you care and have some fun making Freedom Pens with
your friends and family!
Click on www.freedompens.org
for more information about this organization.
Donations can be made via pay pal to firstname.lastname@example.org.
What Freedom Pens would like for you to do is the following: If
you have relatives or friends that are in the military, any branch,
that is stationed overseas, contact them and have their immediate
Commander e-mail email@example.com
with the following information: The Commander's rank, the
Commander's name, the name of the Commander's Unit, the Commander's
APO address and the number of pens he or she is requesting. The
only requirement is that the pens be given to the serviceman and
servicewoman and not sold. Kindly mention that you heard about
this wonderful Project from Joe Kelly and his friend Gerry Gessie.
The Freedom Pens Project was started by Keith Outten of Sawmillcreek
Woodworkers Forum (www.sawmillcreek.org)
and is supported by word workers across the country. The goal of
the Freedom Pens Project is to place a custom made pen into the hand
of each of our servicemen and women overseas.
To date, over 130,000 pens
have been shipped and received since February 2004.
You will now have an opportunity to 'see' and/or 'buy' a pen from Gerry (he
has dubbed "Guitar wood for Freedom") at his Shows or contacting
him by phone or email. Each pen is $15.00 with $10.00 being donated
to the Freedom Pens Project and the rest covering wood shipment fees,
postage and handling). These pens are handcrafted by our friend,
Joe Kelly (a 38 year veteran), who lives in Louisiana.