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Acres of Hope and Aspirations to Host VFW Picnic

July 5, 2013

The Fourth of July weekend: Life is truly great and opportunities are abundant. Many seize as many opportunities as they can get in. After all, this is America. Home of the free and the brave. A time to celebrate freedom, liberty, and independence of America and thank and acknowledge the courage of the many men and women who’ve selflessly put their lives on the line to defend the United States of America. One great organizational entity, the “Veterans of Foreign Wars” (VFW), has dedicated itself to serving America’s veterans, securing rights and benefits for many who’ve arrived home sick, wounded, and unable to care for themselves. While there are many chapters located throughout the United States, one in particular will be receiving quite a special treat this July 7th. This group of VFW members Post 8171 will be having their VFW Picnic at Acres of Hope and Aspirations, a charitable rehab home/farm located in Muskego, WI dedicated to making a difference in the lives of those affected by traumatic brain injury, many of whom are veterans.

Founded in 2010, Acres of Hope and Aspirations is "Proud as Peacocks" to be honoring these veterans and hosting the picnic for VFW members and their families in its “Gardens of Hope” with wonderful and therapeutic Creatures of Rehab. Creatures of Rehab include 60 fur, feather and reptile friends. Some of the animals are disabled which helps with the recovery and acceptance of differences and disabilities. Many of the animals will be dressed in red, white and blue to show their patriotic spirit to these veterans along with the grounds decorated in patriotic colors including a 10 foot by 5 foot American flag. The Gardens of Hope where the Creatures of Rehab free-roam include a Waterfall of Hope, pond and fountain, barn, dove sanctuary, A-frame chicken hut and rustic log cabin. The grounds are wheelchair accessible. And of course, the beautiful peacocks on the grounds remind anyone to be "Proud as Peacocks" for restoration of any and all small accomplishments.

These American heroes and their families will be able to enjoy a day of well-deserved relaxation and restoration as they take in the beautiful surroundings and hope and healing atmosphere offered at “Acres”, while also celebrating the birthday of America and one of their members, Sergeant Winlom Woods, a veteran whose life was drastically altered after being shot in the head and sustaining severe brain damage in the Iraq War in 2006. He was not expected to live when he came over on life support. He has survived 11 surgeries and 8 infections. He is "Proud as Peacocks" to celebrate another birthday, especially with many veterans from VFW including WWII, Vietnam, Korea, Iraq, etc. and the nurturing Creatures of Rehab at Acres of Hope and Aspirations.

For more information regarding Acres of Hope and Aspirations its mission, and accomplishments, please refer to their website: http://acresofhopeandaspirations.org or see on Facebook at Acres of hope and aspirations. Donations for this 501 c3 are tax deductible.

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