Sri Rajagopalan will be March's guest speaker at the
meeting of the Holistic Health Network.
Sri will be
speaking about the Veterans Village concept and our
ethos at 6:45 pm Tuesday March 6th at Charlotte
Presbyterian Hospital 200 Hawthorne Lane in the 1st
floor "BobCat Room".
Come in the door from the parking
lot, turn left immediately and go down the corridor.
The room is on the left.
For further information about Charlotte Veterans
Village activities please email Sri at
You are part of my circle. At some point recently we have
spoken about inner peace and enjoying life. I therefore want to
invite you to this free presentation:
Veterans' Village: Healing the Society by Healing the
Tuesday, March 6 6:45-8pm
Presbyterian Hospital, Charlotte
As you know, I am a yoga teacher and I will demonstrate
meditation techniques for healing stress and pain.
I will also, however be speaking to you about an organization
with which I am very gratified to be involved: the Patrick
McCaffrey Foundation (see online www.veteransvillage.org).
As you can imagine, this is a wonderful opportunity to heal, or
reconcile two threads that have sometimes seemed disparate in
my life. Our greater community, in the Charlotte area and
America also could use such healing.
The past 5 years have seen a great deal of disagreement about
the health of our democracy and our foreign policy. While this is
an important debate, I believe we also need more common
ground... So if you have felt a lot of anger but would like to
channel it into good, or just want to learn about stress relief,
please join me at this meeting, which is free to the public.
I would like to share with you, and learn from you as well!
Sri Rajagopalan USMC (almost ret.)
p.s. (Please forward this to anyone, military or civilian, who you
think would be interested. And if you can't be there in person,
be there in spirit! We can do a lot of good by just breathing
better and helping others...)
Help NC Veterans Join Together for Healing
As you can see, we intend to create an expansive oasis for healing.
But the future is now!
Our greatest need is to connect with local veterans.
You can help in so many ways.
Please let any veteran you know that he is not alone -- all veterans in the Charlotte area are welcome to
attend our yoga and meditation classes being offered by a fellow vet.
Meditation for Peace: Tuesday, April 10 at 6:30 p.m.
NC Veterans Village will gather at Sri's home in the NODA area of Charlotte for a peaceful group
meditation, education on local veterans needs, and some delicious soup! All are welcome.
For directions and parking information please contact the following local board members:
Listen to Sri discuss veterans issues and local
Patrick McCaffrey Foundation programs this Wednesday,
March 14 on Ahmad Daniels radio show,
from 7:15 until 8:00 am.
Listeners in Western NC can listen to WLTC 1370 am.
All can listen to streaming audio at
Sri Rajagopalan firstname.lastname@example.org
Brian Staton email@example.com
Brian and I gave our presentation today on VeteransVillage.
We spoke to the Holistic Nurses Association, which seemed to resonate with us greatly.
Healing Touch practitioners and the holistically minded medical community.
The local FoxTV has once again done a nice piece, broadcast that
prominently features the website.
|Brian Staton &
Sri Rajagopalan Iraq Veteran
Description: Memorial Day 2007 As of today, 5-27-07, there have been 3,711 coalition deaths -- 3,435
Americans in Iraq and 575 coalition deaths -- 386 Americans in Afghanistan! This 'Arlington Memorial' tribute
was spearheaded by Summer Lipford, an Iredell County mother whose son, Army PFC Steven Sirko,
died in 2005 while serving in Iraq. And was erected in Mac Anderson Park in Statesville NC, not far from
where Steve was laid to rest at Statesville's Oakwood Cemetery. The photo's are of the many who helped,
Stevens family members to friends to volunteers, from the assembly of the crosses, to the ‘Prayer and
Peace’ Vigil on 5-26-07 which were also held on the 27th and Memorial Day the 28th 2007. The tributes
intent is a visual, of 'Honor', to those who have fallen, the sheer number already. To also bring to ones mind
the families left behind and the many innocents of the countries of both theaters of operation! Those who
are Truely Sacrificing! Anyone interested in displaying the Arlington South crosses, can email organizers at
http://www.wcnc.com/news/topstories/stories/wcnc-052507-krg-cemetery.cfcf495.html Field of crosses
honors fallen troops
mini-Arlington remembrances spring up in other cities;
|Honoring our Fallen on Memorial Day in Charlotte
With Gold Star Mom Summer Lipford
and our own Brian and Sri
|© 2007-2008-2009, Nadia McCaffrey, the Patrick McCaffrey Foundation & the Villages, all rights reserved ©
Formed in 2006-2007, the organization is a peace based organization for
members of the military who have served in the war, we are focusing on the Iraq & Afghanistan conflicts, however, this foundation is to help all war veterans . We believe
the best way to support our troops is to bring them home now and take care of them when they get here.
This Sunday we are having a Benefit for Gold
Star Mother Summer Lipford's family. Many of you know
her through her passionate and tireless activism. She
is also the primary force behind the Arlington South
projects this year in Statesville and Charlotte.
Join us at Charlotte Energy Solutions, 337 Baldwin
Ave., Charlotte 28204 on Sunday, December 16th at 6PM
for a movie ("I'm not there" the experimental new
Dylan biopic), music, and snacks.
We'll be also collecting donations for Summer's
family -- they have been going through some serious
struggles since the loss of her son, Pfc. Steven
Sirko,20, in Iraq on April 17, 2005. The path that our
military families walk is a trying and lonely one. Let
us walk with them, so we can better understand. Please
forward this to anyone you wish to.
See you this Sunday!
If you have questions, or items to donate for a silent
auction, please call Maggie Davis at 704-641-9463.
Patrick McCaffrey Foundation
|BENEFIT FOR LOCAL GOLD STAR
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