Archives for: March 2010

Obama Speech about Cpl. Matthew Lembke

by claudia

Last July, a speech writer for President Obama contacted Carolyn to get permission to use Matt's story in a speech the President would be giving at the Marine Corps barracks in Washington DC. The speech was not televised and we never heard if the story was actually used or not. Yesterday, our casualty affairs officer brought us a DVD with this segment of the speech. Carolyn has posted it on her Facebook page and on Youtube.

Here's the link to Obama's speech:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bYsrdC_lA9Q

Matthew Lembke Scholarship Fund

by dale

The Matthew Lembke Scholarship Fund has more than $16,000 in it! The first two (yearly) scholarships to Oregon colleges will be awarded in April of this year. We have a whole lot of people to thank for that – many people have given so generously, it has been truly amazing. All this money will all go to very good use. The major fundraiser is “Matt’s Run” which will again be part of the Tualatin Chamber of Commerce festivities the “Regatta Race” in the fall.

Thank you all for being part of this and remembering him,

Dale & Claudia & Carolyn