Wings of Love

                                           "I have always been a lover of soft winged things..." Victor Hugo

      unsolicited testamonials...

Thank you so much for the "Wings of Love" ceremony that you provided at my best friend's funeral yesterday. Everybody was very impressed and it was a very emotional moment for David, Liz's husband. You did what you said you would; you promised me you would handle the details and it was a very nice ending. I just can't say thank you enough. I increased the fee we discussed due to the extra time delay and because you provided way more than I ever expected. Sincerely, SS

For the last few years, I have offered my birds for release at the October Memorial for Sharing Parents of Sacramento, a volunteer support group of parents who have experienced the death of their baby(ies) from the time of conception through early infancy. These are several notes from my first release with the group.

I can't thank you enough for the spectacular dove release that you donated for Sharing Parents. It took my breath away... your birds were so beautiful. Thank you for your generosity. It was a very special October Memorial for us.

Thank you so much for providing your beautiful doves! We are thankful for your generosity. 

Thank you so for being part of the October Memorial. We look forward to having you and your doves next year.

Thank you for your time and care. We all appreciate the doves so much...

Thank you so much for joining us for our anual memorial. It was a special event for our bereaved parents and glad you were with us.

Thank you so much. You and your wife are just lovely.

Thank you so much for donating your doves for our October Memorial. I have released doves several times and this year you added a special and calming influence to our ceremony. Thank you!

Thank you so much for the doves! It was so amazing having them for our memorial. Thank you for sharing the day with us.

Thank you so much for your generosity! The doves were a wonderful experience. Thank you, thank you!

Thank you for being at our memorial with your beautiful doves! It really made things special to have you and them there. You are very sweet! All the best...

Thank you so much for the generous donation of your services. The dove release is such a moving tribute to our babies and is such a beautiful part of our annual memorial. We so appreciate your willingness to help us remember our babies in such a lovely way. Thank you for your generosity. Sincerely, Sharing Parents, Oct 2012

This letter is in appreciation and thankfulness to John McCalmon for his donation of a dove release to Grace Presbyterian Church's Easter Celebration. In return, the church was able to donate per his request to the City of Hope.

Wings of Love,
Thank you so much for taking time out of your busy schedule to help make Memorial Day meaningful for so many. Cherokee Memorial Park

Dear John,
We wanted to thank you for the wonerful job you did at our son's rememberance event. 
Through your birds you do all this card says... 

Some impart wisdom or comfort and care.
Some point out the path, and some take you there.
Some warm the heart with a human touch.
You have all these gifts...
Thank you so much.

You show us all the possibilities the world has to offer even after a great loss. The care you showed 
to all of us touched and warmed our hearts. Thank you for staying and sharing the rest of our day.
We loved having you there and because of you it was perfect. Sincerely, the entire family of Joren
(I should add that this was a special day for me also. Allowing me to join your family for the day was truly a pleasure. John)

From Elmwood K-8 School... Thank you!                    Ayder, Maria,Alyssa,
Educate the whole child                                               Jacqueline, Melissa,Marianna,
Arts Infused School                                                      Maria,Emily,Martin,Vasshy,
Fly like an eagle                                                          Michelle! 
Educate the world
Thanks for all you do!

I participated in a program on the 70th anniversary of Pearl Harbor Day at Covenant Village of Turlock. After a short speech regarding many of the pigeon heroes of WW I and II we released birds in the courtyard, both by hand and a group release. For this program I used a variety of colored birds representing bird heroes from those wars. The activity director stated it was a brilliant presentation in her thank you note.

Here is a note from a from a child responding to my Elementary School Release Program. Periodically, I visit 5th or 6th grade classes to educate children about the wonders of "Man's Oldest Feathered Friend...

Dear Mr. McCalmon,
I enjoyed watching the pigeons. Now I know pigeons can be a fun pet to have. I like letting them go. I like white pigeons they're pretty. I had never held a pigeon before. And I hope I get a pigeon. Oh and thank you for coming. Elizabeth

Just an added personal thanks for participating in our 9/11 memorial program. It was the perfect touch.
 from San Joaquin Delta College,   Sept. 2001

from Relay for Life
I would like to thank you very much for your donation of all the doves. They were a beautiful sight at the opening ceremonies. I appreciate your flexibilty and kindness to make the release possible. You are truly kind at heart. Thank you again. Sincerely, TB

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