POSTED: November 11, 2008

New Mexico Resident Wins OFFE Veterans Day Signature Guitar Raffle

When 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 guitar.

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.’

The 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.

Louise Slaughter and Gene Simes display Willie Nelson and Charlie Daniels signature guitar. One 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.


New York Congresswoman Louise Slaughter draws winning raffle ticket.






Operation Firing For Effect (OFFE) is a bi-partisan Veterans Advocacy group, and subsidiary of Veterans For Veteran Connection, Inc., a 501(c)19 non-profit corporation devoted to the protection and improvement of entitlements and services earned by our men and women in uniform. 
OFFE does not endorse political candidates running for office. OFFE does report on issues of importance to our former military personnel and their families and that includes News from both sides of the aisle. OFFE will grant equal time to any candidate (regardless of political affiliation) who wishes to share and explain their position(s) on Veterans Affairs.