military appreciation: Memorial Day 2011-Spending the Day in A Different Way - 05/30/11 02:40 PM
Most of you read my blog know that Memorial Day and other holidays honoring our veterans and active duty military personnel are important to me.  Most years on Memorial Day I have made an early morning visit to Arlington Cemetery to pay my respect to all of those who have served including my husband.  This year I'm spending the holiday with friends at the Outer Banks in North Carolina.However even though I"ve changed my location this year it doesn't mean that my thoughts aren't with the families of those who have lost loved ones.  As I look out over the Atlantic … (9 comments)

military appreciation: Blue Star Museums-Free Admission For Military Families From Memorial Day Through Labor Day - 05/19/11 05:51 PM
More than 600 museums across the US will be offering to free admission to active duty military and their families this summer as part of Operation Appreciation.The Blue Star Families and the National Endowment for the Arts partnered to create this opportunity for families to enjoy everything from local children's hands on museums to those that feature art, history and science. “The Blue Star Museums initiative is a tangible expression of appreciation to service members and their families,“ said Barbara Thompson, director of the Pentagon’s office of family policy."
Each museum will offer free admission to an active duty military member … (14 comments)

military appreciation: Today Is Military Spouse Appreciation Day-Say Thank You To Those Who Keep The Home Fires Burning - 05/06/11 09:36 AM
Did you know that in 1984 President Reagan proclaimed the Friday before Mother's Day of each year to be Military Spouse Appreciation Day?   The purpose of this special day is to thank military spouses for the support they give to their family and other military families, to honor their contributions to the communities where they live and to acknowledge the sacrifices they make every day in support of their military member and our country.
Since the day doesn't have a rack of Hallmark cards it may be overlooked by many as a day to honor the sacrifices that military spouses make … (8 comments)

military appreciation: Do I Make You Proud? A Video Tribute To Our Troops - 01/16/11 02:20 PM
Found this video this morning and wanted to share it.  I know we have a number of members of Active Rain who have loved ones serving our country both stateside and in our war zones. Thanks to all of them for the service.

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military appreciation: Lend A Helping Hand To A Family Left Behind-Holiday Season Stage it Forward - 12/29/10 01:56 PM
Holidays are one of the hardest times for military families separated by deployment.   It is also one of the best times for friends and neighbors to lend a helping hand. It isn't about money it's about a few minutes or a few hours to help with the little things that need to be done.
Simple things such as helping put up their outside holiday lights or getting the Christmas tree in that pesky stand. How about volunteering to stand in line at the post office or UPS store for them. Does mom or dad need a few hours to get … (18 comments)

military appreciation: Ways to support our Troops in 2011 - 12/28/10 09:46 AM
 
Though the holiday season may be over there are still ways to support our troops and their families year round.  Check through this list and make it part of your 2011 business plan to include those serving our country in your plans.
 
Ways to support our Troops year round.............
This may seem a little bit late for some of you BUT, trust me it is never too late to support our troops.  I am sure that there will be a few Vets out there reading this that can attest to that.  Here is a short list of things that … (5 comments)

military appreciation: A Home for a Hero - 10/10/10 05:56 PM
 
Working with military families in Northern Virginia I understand the emotions attached with finding a new home, especially when the family is facing life changing events due to injury while on Active Duty.  I just finished finding a rental property for a family who's son was injuried in a roadside blast and lost both of his legs. They looked long and hard for a barrier free home that he he could come and visit while he recuperates at a local hospital.Julissa's post tells the story well of how the support and love of family play into helping our hero's come … (3 comments)

military appreciation: Operation Homefront Donates Printers to Local Soldiers for Memorial Day - 05/27/10 06:07 PM
Operation Homefront a non-profit organization dedicated to helping soldiers in need and CDW-G a technology serivce provider, have partnered to provide donated laptops to wounded soldiers in the DC area.  Soliders recovering at Fort Belvoir and Walter Reed will be able to connect with family, take courses, stay in touch with friends and keep up with the news with the donated laptops.  In addition to the laptop computer donations, Office Depot will match any Lexmark printer purchase from May 30 through June 5, 2010 with a printer donation to Operation Homefront to be distributed throughout the US.
If you have recently … (8 comments)

 
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