The last Monday in May, Memorial Day 2018, is the day we honor the men and women of the Armed Forces who gave the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country. Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in service of the United States of America. Over two dozen cities and towns claim to be the birthplace of Memorial Day. While Waterloo N.Y. was officially declared the birthplace of Memorial Day by President Lyndon Johnson in May 1966, it’s difficult to prove conclusively the origins of the day. Regardless of the exact date or location of its origins, one thing is clear – Memorial Day was borne out of the Civil War and a desire to honor our dead. It was officially proclaimed on 5 May 1868 by General John Logan, national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, in his General Order No. 11. “The 30th of May, 1868, is designated for … Read More
Congratulations to Darien Clark, the May 2018 FUAN Advocate of the Month Darien is from Forest City, Iowa and has worked in the transportation industry for 25 years, 12 years as a professional driver and 13 years as a fleet manager, then as safety/assistant terminal manager. He received the company-wide “Dispatcher of the Year” award twice for Bennett Driveaway. On June 1st, he will become Terminal Manager for Bennett Driveaway, Forest City, Iowa. Bennett Driveaway is part of Bennett International Group out of McDonough, Georgia and delivers Winnebago motorhomes. Darien has an AA degree from Waldorf College in Forest City and a BS degree in Business Marketing from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. He was a high school youth sponsor for ten years. He volunteers in the Awana program at First Baptist Church in Forest City, has been on a co-director of Cubbies group and is an adult Sunday School Teacher at First Baptist in Forest City. On Thursday afternoons … Read More
Mother’s Day is the day we take time to honor and reflect on the aspects of being a mother. As a mother, it is usually a day to be pampered and showered with love. However, for some, it is a bittersweet reflection on how that title was almost ripped away. I am one of those individuals. Because I experienced this heartache, I want to recognize those who may be in similar circumstances this Mother’s Day and encourage them to never lose faith.
Are you running for political office in Iowa this year? If so, we ask you to take a few minutes to help us out by completing the FUAN 2018 Candidate Questionnaire. FUAN is Iowa’s leading 501(c)(3) nonprofit family preservation organization but we’re rapidly expanding to the entire nation. Our educational messages are geared towards Family Law Reform. FUAN’s mission is “To preserve and protect children and families through repairing and rebuilding current structures and organizations, and creating a solid foundation for Iowa’s Families for the next generations.” Please complete the FUAN 2018 Candidate Questionnaire to let our members know where you stand on the state of Family Law and Family Law Reform in Iowa. Access the questionnaire here. If you have any questions or concerns, contact us. Thank you in advance. Families United Action Network (FUAN)
Families United Action Network-FUAN tries to make it a point to recognize our FUAN Family Participants and Advisory Members who contribute to the movement of Family Law Reform. Active Participants in our organization know that we split up into committees to help us focus on areas that are most important to us and where our talents and skills can be best utilized. Now FUAN wants to recognize Terry Brennan, an Advisory Member of the FUAN (CRC)– Custodial Reform Committee.