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Recent News

Adopt-a-Military Family Success


We’ve just received the statistics from the 2015 holiday season’s Adopt-a-Military Family program and we’re so pleased to announce that the program was a HUGE success! First and foremost, we want to extend an immense thank you to Nei Dentler, a NEOPAT volunteer, for coordinating this program. With Nei’s support and hard work, 216 children were able to have a better holiday season! Here are the numbers, in comparison with the previous year’s stats: -We adopted 68 military families in 2014 and 90 in 2015! -55 sponsors adopted 79 families in 2015 and gift cards were donated to the remaining […]

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NEOPAT Awards Patriotism Scholarship to North Royalton Student

4th of july

Every year, we offer scholarships to students who submit a patriotism essay to NEOPAT. We do this because we are dedicated to promoting patriotism, especially with children who can become inspired to do the same and become recognized by their communities. This year, we awarded a $1,500 scholarship to a 6th grader in North Royalton, who submitted the following essay on what patriotism means to her:

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Local Military Holiday Parties


Every holiday season, we make it our mission to cover all costs of military holiday parties in the 20-county area in which we serve. We were so proud to be able to do it once again this year, in order to give companies and centers a chance to enjoy the holiday season with friends and families. Happy Holidays, everyone! Here are just some of the kind things they had to say about our help: “Thank you for your generous donation of money for our family holiday party and F.R.G. needs. Our holiday celebration was a huge success . Your contribution […]

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Ohio Flags of Honor GoFundMe


Ohio Flags of Honor is a 501(c)(3) corporation registered with the State of Ohio, and we need your help to continue our efforts in honoring the fallen men & women from Ohio. When Gino and Lisa Zimmer lost their son, Specialist Nicholaus E. Zimmer, in May 2004, they wanted to find a way to keep their son’s memory alive, along with all other fallen heroes’. With the help of others, the Ohio Flags of Honor traveling memorial was born. It exists to honor all who have died in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan while fighting the War on Terrorism. […]

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Wreath Laying at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery


We’d like to extend a large “thank you” to those who took the time out of their busy lives to honor those who have fallen for our freedoms. On Saturday, December 12th, 2015, NEOPAT, along with many volunteers, laid wreaths at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Rittman, Ohio. Gracious volunteers and their families laid 5,800 wreaths! 1,950 of these wreaths were grave-specific placements and in total, we placed 800 more wreaths than we did in 2014! The ceremony at the end was incredibly moving as well. This ceremony, which takes place at noon, is held simultaneously at all […]

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To all the kind folks at NEOPAT, thank you for your generosity and Happy Holidays!

- LTC Ed Meade, Garrison Commander, Camp Ravenna JMTC