How will you spend your Memorial Day weekend?

This is one of those pictures that is “worth a thousand words,” but we also like the reminder in the caption.

We will spend part of the weekend assembling thousands of individually-addressed Operation Gratitude care packages for troops serving in harm’s way. Hundreds of volunteers of all ages and from all walks of life and from all different backgrounds, faiths and political viewpoints, will join together to complete this task.

We share a common goal: Supporting the troops. They’re worth it. And their service and sacrifice remind us once again that we are blessed.

We hope you and your loved ones enjoy a very meaningful — and a very blessed — Memorial Day weekend.

About Operation Gratitude

Operation Gratitude annually sends 200,000+ care packages to Veterans, First Responders, New Recruits, Wounded Heroes, their Care Givers, and to individually named U.S. service members deployed overseas and their families waiting at home. Each package is filled with food, entertainment, hygiene and hand-made items, as well as personal letters of support. Our mission is to lift the spirits and meet the evolving needs of the Military and First Responder communities, and provide volunteer opportunities for civilians anywhere in America to express their appreciation to all who serve our nation. Each package contains donated product valued between $45 and $100 and costs our organization $15 to assemble and ship. Since its inception in 2003, Operation Gratitude volunteers have shipped more than 1.6 Million Care Packages.
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4 Responses to How will you spend your Memorial Day weekend?

  1. ssgt leslie says:

    what an incredible picture of the marine placing flags for our fallen warriors. may we keep their families and friends in mind…for their ultimate sacrifice to our country

  2. emjayandthem says:

    Monday marked my 4th year as a citizen. My flags are flying, my red-white-and blue solar lights are shining and my check to the local VA home? Cashed. 🙂

    I am proud to support your organization and the good work you do everyday. Thank you!


  3. Sherry says:

    Reblogged this on quotes and notes and opinions and commented:
    Yes! We are blessed!

  4. Lindsay says:

    Thinking about and remembering all the women and men who have made the ultimate sacrifice

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