March 3, 2013

Dave and Samantha ‘Ride to Francis’!

Dave & "Samantha"
That’s Francis’s godfather, Dave Christi, with his pet machine, Samantha. Dave and Samantha will be traveling from New York to Kansas this spring, arriving at Leavenworth National Cemetery on Memorial Day in time for the annual services. This will be Dave’s first visit to Francis’s gravesite and his first return to Kansas since he participated in Francis’s funeral service over two years ago, when he offered a beautiful reading of Robert Penn Warren's poem, "Small Eternity."

Dave’s “Ride to Francis” is a journey in which we can all join by following his progress on-line and by contributing to the Kansas City VA Voluntary Services Unit in support of their efforts to aid veterans in need in this region. To date, we’ve raised nearly $17,000 in this effort! What an awesome tribute by Dave and an incredible legacy for Francis! More info to follow as plans develop. Stay tuned.

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