Local Combat Veterans Benefit Fundraiser August 19th 2017
Event fundraiser for FRD August 19th! Only 200 tickets available for purchase. Tickets are available at 3 locations;
J&M’s bar and grill, 10801 Rosedale Hwy, open from 6a.m. to 9p.m.
Village Grill 2805 F St, open 6 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
And Wounded heroes fund, at 3121 Standard st, open 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for here, please FB message FRD.
Last minute door tickets will be slim. Any questions on merchandise, ticket purchase, or event please Facebook message. Feel free to find out more about FRD at www.thefrd.org
To donate, please go to http://thefrd.org/donate/
Who they are:
The Fraternity of the Ruptured Duck is a Veterans Organization established in 2011 by a group of returning vets. What began as an informal, annual camp out transformed into a full time fraternity when our founding members recognized the therapeutic qualities of spending time among each other. In forming an organized fraternity, we have emphasized those cathartic qualities, in essence, preventing Post Traumatic Stress from becoming a problem at all. The transition from a loose group of friends, to a federally recognized 501(c)(19) organization allows for our members, most of whom are husbands and fathers, to offset the costs of spending time together.
The Fraternity of the Ruptured Duck takes its name from the Honorable Discharge Lapel Button. The War Department adopted this award on the 29th of November, 1944, to represent the honest and faithful completion of service.
The award’s symbol is that of an eagle, with spread wings, perched upon a wreath. “The Ruptured Duck” as it came to be known, is the official award of honorable discharge for all branches of the military, for all eras of service since the Revolutionary War. The award is authorized for wear on both uniforms and civilian attire.
The award was commonly issued in the form of a patch. Dress uniforms from the World War Two era can be easily found in surplus stores today displaying the Ruptured Duck in the form of a diamond-shaped patch, or lozenge, above the right breast. This demarcation came in handy when service members were traveling home after discharge, and did not want to be roped into any undue duties.