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A Nationwide Network of Volunteers

At Operation Gratitude, we receive emails from across the country every day asking how people can get involved in their own communities: “I’m interested in learning more about ways my family can be involved helping military veterans and families in our … Continue reading

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Today and every day, we say “Thank you”

Today is the day we remember the price that was paid for our freedom. Some of the brave men who took part in the Battle of Normandy are still with us. We can never say “Thank you” enough. Over the … Continue reading

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Have You Said “Thank you” Lately?

5 Simple Ways You Can Join Operation Gratitude to Say “Thank you” to Troops and Veterans: 1. Organize a Collection Drive of “Wish List” items. 2. Round up unwanted, used cell phones for recycling. 3. Knit or crochet gifts of love for … Continue reading

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“…we are forever indebted…” — Memorial Day 2014

“We owe this freedom of choice and action to those men and women in uniform who have served this nation and its interests in time of need. In particular, we are forever indebted to those who have given their lives … Continue reading

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A New Program is Born!

Operation Gratitude had the distinct honor of inaugurating its “New Recruit Care Package Program” at the United States Naval Academy on May 16, 2014.  The OpGrat team of Marty & Rick Martin (CA) and Brigid and Dan O’Neill (NY) greeted and … Continue reading

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Every Care Package Counts

Dear Friends, Our Troops need you. They need to know they are remembered and appreciated for the sacrifices they make each day. All of you — our dedicated supporters — have made a tremendous difference in service members’ lives over the … Continue reading

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Live near LA? Volunteer with us!

We love our volunteers! Want to join us? We welcome everyone age 12 and older and we offer a wide variety of jobs — there’s something for everyone! Find our full schedule, important armory rules and more details here: Operation Gratitude … Continue reading

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USS Gettysburg: Welcome home — and THANK YOU!

It was an exciting honor to be among the friends and family welcoming home the crew aboard USS Gettysburg! An added bonus was seeing Operation Gratitude’s One Millionth Care Package recipient, Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class (SW) Brooke Oekerman, again, and … Continue reading

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Paracord “Survival” Bracelets FAQs & Tips

A  guest post from Operation Gratitude’s Special Projects Coordinator and Paracord Team Leader, Kelly South (pictured second from left, front row, with her hard-working team of volunteer instructors): I receive hundreds of emails every month asking countless questions, and I wanted to … Continue reading

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Stay Strong, Boston!

We remember the events of one year ago today, including the heroic efforts of so many civilians alongside professional emergency first responders and military personnel. We are keeping all those who were affected in our thoughts and prayers. Stay strong, Boston! … Continue reading

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