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Happy Birthday to the United States of America!

It’s time to celebrate another birthday, America! Happy Birthday, U.S.A! This day is made possible by the amazing men and women who serve our country in the United States Armed Forces. In times of War, and in times of Peace, we … Continue reading

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What’s Under Their Christmas Tree?

It looks like these are the only gifts under their tree… We have 10,000 MORE Holiday Packages to send, but we need $15 per package to send them. Let’s make sure all the Christmas trees on Military bases overseas have … Continue reading

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Hickory Farms for the Holidays

On Sunday, October 28, hundreds of volunteers joined us at the armory to assemble and ship our first 2012 Holiday Drive care packages. We had a lot of fun, and  enjoyed visits from some special guests: Actors Joe Mantegna, above — … Continue reading

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Meet Our 800,000th Care Package Recipient…

CAMP DEHDADI II — Surrounded by cheering and clapping comrades, Spc. Samuel Mancilla, a motor transport operator assigned to the 1072nd Transportation Company, 378th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 10th Sustainment Brigade received Operation Gratitude’s milestone 800,000th care package on August 15, … Continue reading

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Giving Back to Those Who Have Given So Much…

It was an honor for Operation Gratitude volunteers to take part in a recent “Wings Over Wendy’s” (WOW) Veterans Group meeting in the Los Angeles suburb known as West Hills. (If you don’t already know about this amazing WOW bunch, take a few … 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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“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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