We chose to raise funds for the fisher house to honor Alverie and Rita Paradis. Both WWII veterans. They met during the war, she was his nurse after he lost his right arm during a combat explosion. Together they had and raised 9 children. Those children gave Al and Rita 15 grandchildren. There are now more the 25 great grand children! We continue to get together every year at Christmas Time. This was one of Al and Rita's favorite times of year. They loved getting together with their large family. Both were very active in the community and with the Catholic Church and later in life with the senior center. My grandfather would often joke at family gatherings "look around at these people- this is my empire". We chose the Fisher House to honor their legacy and support those who give us the freedom that we cherish.