Monthly Archives: June 2012

Time to Learn to Tweet?

We would like to encourage all our supporters to start using Twitter as it is such a great medium for sharing up-to-date news about our cause, the various branches of the U.S. Armed Forces, and other worthwhile military support charities. If … Continue reading

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Operation Gratitude Celebrates Its 800,000th Care Package Milestone

The crowd was electric and in a celebratory mood on June 16 when more than 500 volunteers descended on the California National Guard Armory in Van Nuys to assemble the 800,000th Operation Gratitude Care Package.  The Milestone package, which will … Continue reading

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Happy Flag Day…and Happy Birthday to the U.S. Army!

Today our country celebrates not one but two special occasions — Flag Day and the 237th birthday of the U.S. Army… We have MUCH to be thankful for…..please join us as we honor our flag and pay tribute to those who … Continue reading

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It’s a Craft Party in Support of the Troops!

Here’s a guest blog post from a longtime volunteer, tireless supporter and one of our Scarves for Troops Project coordinators, Lorene Van Ark-Miller: A group of ladies meet at a friend’s home to support our troops. It’s like a party, meeting old … Continue reading

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Summer 2012: Scarves for Troops Update

A new guest-post from our Scarves for Troops Project coordinators: Busy Hands, Happy Heart! We wish you all a wonderful and restful summer! Hot as it may become outside, we urge you to “Think Winter Cold,” and start creating toasty warm scarves and caps for … Continue reading

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“Pictures for Patriots Contest” — Take Two!

Last year we enjoyed seeing the wonderful “Pictures for Patriots Contest” artwork submitted by K-12 students from all over the country.  But more importantly, the troops loved the artwork, too — so we thought we’d have another contest to find … Continue reading

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We Can Never Out-Thank the Troops

As our care packages continue to reach their destinations, we receive wonderful letters, email and photos in reply. We post them in the “Mail Call” and “Photo Gallery” of our website, but also wanted to share a few with you … Continue reading

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