Current ActivitiesVeterans Day CeremonyOur ceremony celebrating our Veterans took place on Thursday, November 11, 2021 @ 8:00am.To watch a recording of the ceremony, please click on the link.
Operation Fill A BootOEG once again supported our military personnel for the holiday season with Operation Fill A Boot. Students, parents, siblings and community members all came together to collect, pack and ship boxes weighing 1,340 pounds to numerous soldiers stationed overseas during this holiday season. We also packed over 100 stockings for Bethesda House in Philadelphia and over 100 stockings for the Liberty USO out of Philadelphia International Airport. Servicemen deploying overseas for the holidays will be handed a stocking as they board their transports. The 2019 campaign was the fifteenth year that OEG participated in this worthwhile activity. This activity has grown each year and we will participate again next year, date TBD. All are invited to help with the collection of items and packing of stockings!Wreaths Across AmericaOEG members participated in the laying of wreaths at Washington Crossing National Cemetery on Saturday, December 14. More than 4,500 wreaths were placed.This remembrance started over 25 years ago when Worcester Wreath Company donated Maine wreaths to adorn the headstones of our Nation's veterans at Arlington National Cemetery. It has grown to over 570 State, National and local cemeteries across the Country and 24 foreign cemeteries.OEG will participate again this year on Saturday, December 18th, 2021 with the ceremony beginning at 11:00 a.m. More information can be found at wreathsacrossamerica.org. If you are able to help out, preparing wreaths, breaking down boxes, storing the wreaths, contact firstname.lastname@example.org to see what is needed!Baby Shower for Military MembersOEG members will collect items for a military baby shower at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in cooperation with Operation Homefront. Items will be collected from March 22 to April 16, 2021.Consider donating any of the following new items: Pacifiers, teething rings, blankets, onesies, sleepers, socks, rattles, toys, books, diapers, diaper bags, formula, bottles, bath toys, wash cloths, bath towels, baby wash and lotion, car seats, strollers, gift cards, etc. If a baby needs it, please donate it!Memorial Day Flag ReplacementTo Be Determined: Students will replace American Flags at a local cemetery prior to Memorial Day.
Old Cell PhonesOEG sends the collected phones out to be recycled. Approximately one hour of International calling time is donated to a deployed military member for each recycled phone!