11/11@11 - Remembrance Day (Armistice Day, Veteran's Day, informally 'Poppy Day')

Did you know that it is celebrated in countries around the world. The poppy is the universal symbol of 'poppy day' but not all poppies are the same - one is even blue. Every aspect of the poppy is steeped in symbology, but most don't know it is to be worn on the right with the leaf at the 11 o'clock position.

Read more about the significance here:

And a great big "THANK YOU!!" To all of those who have served, and those families that have, and continue to support them.

Some gave all, all gave some. With this, each and every day we remain free... Our sincerest appreciation to you and your families.

We are lucky to have many current and former volunteers that have and continue to serve our nation's armed forces.

Today is not about us, but as you enter into the holiday season, please remember that all of our operations depend FULLY on the support of our community donors. Please consider us for part of your charitable giving this season, with a one time, or monthly pledge.
Please reach out to director@lsunderwater.org to make your pledge, or do so by sending via PayPal to that address. We really appreciate (and depend upon) your support!

Also remember our AmazonSmile campaign, where for your shopping purchases on Amazon, AmazonSmile donates to Lee's Summit Underwater Recovery, Inc. It costs you nothing. smile.amazon.com/ch/43-1304163
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We are starting a new post series:
In these, we will spotlight each of our active members with a bio and photograph. Enjoy the posts from our members, and feel free to post any comments or questions you might have.
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Get to know your Dive Rescue Team:

Bill Feller
Unit #326
2019-2021 Vice President
Joined in May 2007.
Bill is a Master Scuba Diver Trainer, Rapid Deployment Search & Rescue Diver. Bill is also a Boat and SONAR operator.
Bill is a graduate of Lee’s Summit H.S. Class of 1982, he retired from the U.S. Navy, where he was a Submariner 1982-2006, Bill started diving for the Navy in 1985 and has been diving ever.

Bill has served on numerous Dive Rescue teams across the United States. Bill has been a search and recovery diver for the past 35 years working with teams in Kitsap County Washington(Seattle area), Berkeley County (Charleston, SC) and LSUR lending his skills in Underwater Search and Recovery to those teams, while still serving actively in the Navy.

After retiring from the Navy in 2006 and moving back to the Kansas City area in 2007, Bill joined Lee’s Summit Underwater. Bill has held many positions in the organization, including Team Captain, Secretary, Equipment Officer and Currently Vice President.

Being a member of a special cadre of divers and support persons in the Kansas City area providing a service not many are willing to do. The hours can be long sometimes, but we are glad.to provide this needed service to the metro area.

Our primary mission is the prevention of drownings by educating youth and families about safe boating and swimming practices in our local lakes and rivers. This mission has seen success, not solely from our actions but by all of those who share our mission. The numbers have shown a reduction in incidents over the past several years. We’ve been blessed to see metro drownings significantly decrease.

Bill would like to get the word out that the team is actively recruiting new members to help us. If you are interested in learning more or submitting a letter. of interest, please see the recruit packet on our website: www.lsur.org/join-us/ Or call 816-525-9555 option 6; or email director@lsunderwater.org

Diving in Jackson County is unlike diving anywhere in the Midwest.
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