We reluctantly need to mention that the scheduled monthly meeting of Come All Who Are Thirsty Veterans Group will be suspended indefinitely. As most organizations, the COVID outbreak has taken it's toll on our attendance in the monthly meetings. Our board of directors will meet and discuss what the next move is. We came to life in Sept. 2013 and have did a tremendous amount work in the Veterans and first responder communities. Once the board meets and figures out what will be next, we will certainly make it known. We do not believe this is the end of an era or the organization, just a pause in operations. Merry Christmas and we look forward to 2023 and what the next chapter is for the group.
Please consider donating $3.00 for a Military I.D. tag (AKA Dog Tag) to be hung on our ID Tag Memorial. It is located in the Mark A. Smith Memorial Park, across from 205 S. Church Street, Sharpsburg, MD 218782. The memorial is for ANY Veteran, living or deceased, in ANY time period. ALL proceeds from these donations to the Military I.D. Tag Memorial will be covering the cost of a beautiful black granite monument that lists the 27 countries that the United States has had a conflict in from 1990-2020. Please honor the Veteran in your life by hanging an I.D. tag on this memorial. You can donate wither on this website, via PayPal or mail a check, made out to CAWAT (Come All Who Are Thirsty) P.O. Box 555 Sharpsburg, MD 21782. Please include a note, (either an email to email@example.com, with your PayPal transaction or with the check) with the Veterans information in this format:
Branch of Service / Rank
Period of Service, ex. 1990-2000
Conflict or something else, ex. Germany, Korea, Africa etc.
Thank you!! Pictures of the monument (coming) and memorial are below:
On June 5, 2021, we will be hosting our annual Flag Retirement. Last year, we "retired" 184 flags, most were US Flags. This even is open to whomever would like to attend. If you have ANY flag, US or otherwise, that you would like to be retired, please join us. You can also deposit any flag into the grey box on the porch of 101 West Main Street, Sharpsburg, MD. The meeting for the retirement will be at 9:30, Saturday June 5th, 2021. Meeting location is 3904 Mills Road, Sharpsburg, MD 21782.
We will be adding a granite monument to the MAS Park. Currently there is no monument in our community honoring our heroes who have served in at least one of 27 different countries around the globe since 1990.
We connected with a company in Ohio that has given us a generous discount on a two-sided etched black granite stone monument. The cost of the monument is $6,500.00 (not including delivery and installation.) Two photos of the proposed monument inscription are posted below.
We are raising funds for this monument so that the stone be dedicated on September 11th, 2021. There are two ways you can donate towards this project:
(1) Donate online: Go to www.comeallwhoarethirsty.org. Click on "ABOUT US", scroll down to the yellow yellow "DONATE" button and make your online donation. Please put the word "MONUMENT" in the special instructions for this fundraiser.
(2) Send a check: Make the check out to CAWAT, P.O. Box 555, Sharpsburg, MD 21782
Our fundraising campaign begins May 1st and is an ongoing project until installation of the monument. Thank you for your support!
Side One of Monument
Side Two of Monument
Join us at the official opening! Listen to a brief summary of why this park is called the MAS Memorial Park. Also see plans for future memorials and displays at the Park. Meet & greet with locals and Veterans. Open to ALL.
WHEN: Sunday, May 23, 2021 at 2:00 P.M.
WHERE: 205 South Church Street, Sharpsburg, MD 21782
Our newest CAWAT group initiative is "The Specialist Mike Fasulo Flags for Classrooms." CAWAT's 2021 goal is to ensure that every classroom in Washington County has a U.S. flag on display. We already have our first school ready to receive flags and mounting brackets! (Pleasant Valley Elementary)
If you are interested in sponsoring a flag package for $10, donate online at www.comeallwhoarethirsty.org, click on "Home" then "Welcome," and on the Mission page, click on the yellow DONATE button. Add the words "Mr. Mike" in the special instructions and make your donation. If you want to write a check, please mail it to CAWAT, P.O. Box 555, Sharpsburg, MD 21782
Each sponsored classroom flag package consists of: one 16" x 24" U.S. Flag ($4.95 each), one mounting bracket ($2.95 each), and one 32-page booklet on flag etiquette ($1 each). Each student in that classroom will receive one waving flag 3 1/2" x 4" decal (20 cents each).
CAWAT will gift each participating school a Student Flag Education DVD and a "We Support America's Veterans" window decal.
This initiative is in honor of Mike Fasulo "Mr. Mike," Vietnam Veteran, long-time CAWAT member and Sharpsburg resident. Please read Mr. Mike's story in our previous notes on our EVENTS page.
Good afternoon, given the current regulations Governor Hogan put in place today with the spike in COVID cases, we are forced to cancel the in person quarterly meetings at Cornerstone Community Church and the monthly meetings at Burnside First Church of God. We ARE hosting meetings via Zoom. If you are interested in attending those, please reach out to us using the "contact" tab and provide us with your email address. We will send out an email and / or call if the current status changes. If you know of a military or first responder family in need during please connect us to them so we may offer help. Stay safe, we appreciate all of you, talk to you all soon. We WILL get through all of this!
Michael Anthony “Mike” Fasulo, 75, of Sharpsburg, MD passed away on Wednesday, July 15, 2020, at Inova Fairfax Hospital, Falls Church, VA.
He was born on September 29, 1944 in Washington, DC to the late John Anthony and Eunice Grace Garrett Fasulo.
Mike was a graduate of Albert Einstein High School in Kensington, MD.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in the Vietnam War.
He was of the Catholic faith.
Mike was a member of the East Coast Comet Club and an active member of the “Come All Who Are Thirsty Veterans Group.” He previously belonged to various car clubs.
Throughout his life, he was actively involved in many motorsports.
Mike’s passion and profession was auto mechanics. He also was passionate about helping others, spending time at the beach and spending time with his entire family.
Mike was a true patriot.
He is survived by his wife, Katherine Godwin Fasulo, whom he married April 3, 1971; daughter, Amy M. Fasulo-Morey and her husband, Randy, of Sharpsburg; daughter, Karen M. Poffenberger and her husband, Brian, of Sharpsburg; daughter, Linda T. Fasulo-Whitmore and her husband, Josh, of Rohrersville, MD; daughter, Laura C. Thomas and her husband, Mark, of Boonsboro, MD; sister, Jan Fasulo Smith of Leesburg, FL; grandchildren, Anastasia Martinez, Cayla Morey, Savanna Morey, Cole Palmer, Riley Palmer, Kendall Poffenberger, Bella Poffenberger and Michael Thomas; great-grandchildren, Jaykob, Kennedy, Alaska and Laddie; many nieces and nephews; and longtime friend and former son-in-law, Jake Palmer.
A Memorial Mass and interment will be announced at a later date.
Roger Lee Reed ll, age 42, of Hancock, Md., passed away on Wednesday, January 15, 2020, at his home.
Born July 22, 1977, in McConnellsburg, Pa., he was the son of Roger Lee and Sharon (Avella) Reed, and the husband of Dawn R. (Stanley) Reed, whom he married at Hancock Assembly of God Church on August 16, 1997.
He was a 1995 graduate of Hancock High School.
He was employed for 18 years by C. William Hetzer Inc., and more recently as an inspector for the City of Hagerstown Engineering Division.
He was a very active member of Hancock Assembly of God in Hancock.
In addition to his wife and parents, he is survived by four daughters, Gabrielle R. Reed, Abigail M. Reed, Lydia N. Reed and Elise N. Reed; one son, Alexander Stone E. Reed; three sisters, Crystal L. Cheshire and her husband, Paul, of Hedgesville, W.Va., Stacy L. Reed and her companion, Charles Miller, of Hancock, and Regina L. Barton and her companion, Terry Hann, of Warfordsburg, Pa.; seven nieces; and eight nephews.
It has been several months since we had an organized meeting due to the COVID restrictions. Starting November 7, 2020, we will have our MONTHLY meeting, 3904 Mills Road Sharpsburg, MD at 10:00a.m. There will be NO cooked breakfast as of right now. We will have light items, such as doughnuts etc. Also, on November 22, 2020 we will have our QUARTERLY meeting at Cornerstone Community Church 20519 Beaver Creek Road Hagerstown, MD at 12:00 p.m. PLEASE SEND US A MESSAGE IF YOU PLAN ON ATTENDING because we will be offering a light lunch, free of course!