“What a fantastic way to start an awesome weekend. So honored to spend the day with such an incredible group of Veterans from WWII, Vietnam and Iraq to newly enlisted. Fleet Week NYC. Special treat was to go on the USS New York built with steel from the World Trade Towers. Thank you to Mike from Mended Swords for making this day possible.”
“Had a great day with Mended Swords LTD and the terrific veterans that attended. Very much appreciated!!🇺🇲️🇺🇲️🇺🇲️”
West Point Spring Paintball Combat Classic
Many veterans participated in what was one of the best paintball games experienced so far.
Thank you Spectrum News for the media coverage! Click below to see the footage.
“Being able to not only see this but walk part of the trail with you all was an amazing experience which I am very grateful for. With the camaraderie and grit of the group and the moving tribute to those veterans who couldn’t be there, this was an epic display of remembrance and celebration.”
“When I was asked to be a part of Mended Sword’s Spartan Race team, I had no idea what I was getting myself into and looking back, I am sure grateful that I agreed. Ralph is not only a hero, he is one of the finest examples of a great, humble person as he took the time to acknowledge everyone who wanted to [shake] his hand, asked him questions, and gladly posed for countless photos. The other team members, who did most of the lifting, had an endless supply of energy as well as great spirit which led to bringing Ralph across the Spartan finish line. Thank you Sgt. Speed, Mended Swords, and the rest of the organization for one of the most memorable, challenging and rewarding experiences.”
-SPC Luchenbill, 3/1FA 1/6FA US Army 95-98
Orange County Choppers
Thank you to all who signed up, and for those who helped along the way. Our second Spartan race was an outstanding success.
On December 15th, we were able to help two disabled veterans. We treated them to a haircut, new clothes, a meal, fellowship, and a car service ride home to their doorstep. It was a pleasure to spend time with, and get to know such deserving men.
West Point Football Game
Ralph was able to invite some of his friends, who were also WWII veterans. They all got to meet the other team mascots, West Point Generals, and the West Point cheerleaders.
West Point Paint Ball
For Ralph’s 91st year, he wanted to be part of the West Point Paint Ball war game. His words to Mended Swords founder Michael Speed: “I don’t know how much longer I have, nor if I could do this next year.”
West Point Football Game
This was WWII vet Ralph Osterhoudt’s first West Point football game. Ralph got to meet all of the Generals of West Point, have dinner with them, see the team locker rooms, have the game dedicated to him, and walk away with the game ball.