The entire Trietsch family is invited to honor our Armed Forces for Armed Forces Day. The United Methodist Men of Trietsch is opening their monthly breakfast to men, women and children.
The celebration begins at 8 am in the Family Life Center on Saturday, May 21, with breakfast and assembly of care packages for active military. Please bring items to fill these care packages (list at end of post).
After breakfast, we’ll hear from Command Sergeant Major Walter Detrinidad about “Why I Serve.” We conclude the morning at the Veterans Memorial Plaza (weather permitting) for a short prayer time.
CSM Detrinidad is a licensed and Certified Crisis Chaplain with the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress & National Center for Crisis Management. Originally from San Jose, Costa Rica, he entered the Army in 1984. He served with the Army Reserves for two years before spending eight in service with the California National Guard. He transferred back to the Army Reserve in 1998, where he currently services.
CSM Detrinidad earned his Master of Pastoral Psychology degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity Seminary. He served on Operation Noble Eagle (President of the United States – POTUS) flight detail. He is a combat veteran of Operation Iraq Freedom (two tours), serving as a First Sergeant and Enlisted Flight Standardization Instructor.
His most significant military awards and decorations in the Combat Action Badge, Master Aviation Badge, two Air Medals, two Meritorious Service Medals, and many more. He and his wife Amelia have six children.
The morning festivities are open to all, ages 7 and up. No reservations are required for breakfast. Childcare is available for children 7 and under with a 48-hour advance registration to firstname.lastname@example.org or 972-539-8547, ext 299.
Please bring some of the following items for the Military Care Packages:
Individual tuna packets
Cookies in tins/individual packets of cookies
Oatmeal (instant) in individual packets
Canned fruit (pop top cans)
Cereal (in small boxes)
Individual powdered drink mixes (mixes to go in water)
Individual coffee, hot chocolate, apple cider packets
Lip balm (Carmax/Chapstick)
Toothpaste (travel size)
Mouthwash (travel size)
Foot powder (travel size)
Shaving cream (travel size)
Deodorant (travel size)
Feminine hygiene products
Batteries (all sizes)
Small American flags