POSTED: November 11, 2008
New Mexico Resident Wins OFFE Veterans Day Signature Guitar Raffle
Albuquerque New Mexico resident Danielle Silver bought a single $1 ticket
for Operation Firing For Effect’s Veterans Day Signature Guitar Raffle,
she thought her chances of winning were slim to none. However, when New
York Congresswoman Louise Slaughter drew the winning ticket, it was indeed
Mrs. Silver that won the beautiful red, white, and blue Trinity River
The guitar was donated to OFFE by The House of Guitars in Rochester, New
York, and signed by country music legends Willie Nelson and Charlie Daniels.
Both Nelson and Daniels are strong supporters of OFFE and full mandatory
funding of veterans healthcare. Willie Nelson’s inscription reads; ‘Thank
You For Serving, 2008’, and Charlie Daniel’s reads; ‘God Bless Our Veterans.’
drawing took place during a Veterans Day luncheon sponsored by the Monroe
County American Legion, which was held on November 11th at the Clarion
Hotel in downtown Rochester New York.
thousand raffle tickets were sold, and the proceeds will be used to absorb
some of the expenses of next month’s planned OFFE trip to Washington,
DC. The OFFE delegation is going to the nation’s capitol to lobby for
full mandatory funding of veteran’s healthcare and services. Mrs. Sliver
has been contacted and her winning ticket has been verified. Arrangements
are now being made to ship the guitar to Mrs. Silver.