The Army’s Army Helps Local Youth Say ‘Thank You’ to Soldiers, Veterans & Military Families With Handmade Holiday Cards
Reach soldiers and their families across the globe by sharing cards through www.HeroesThankYou.org
Fayetteville, NC — December 22, 2014 — The Army’s Army has teamed up with Girl Scouts Troop 1806 of Durham County and Cumberland County Schools to help make the holiday season special for military heroes. The Girl Scouts–long known for delivering cookies–have collaborated to make hundreds of cards to be delivered to local community veterans.
The Army’s Army has created www.HeroesThankYou.org to showcase the many personal and individual tributes created by local students, allowing for sharing beyond their community. The cards can be sent by anyone to anyone, anywhere in the world, using the email link provided on each post.
“We’re thrilled to be doing holiday cards for the fourth year in a row, and partnering with the Cumberland County Schools and Girl Scouts of Durham,” said Janine West, Executive Director of The Army’s Army. “It’s great to see the kids get involved, to be able to give back and thank our military with these heartfelt holiday cards.”
The cards were delivered to the Fayetteville VA Hospital on Tuesday, December 16, and then distributed to the veterans of Fort Bragg Communities to give thanks for their sacrifices and wish them a happy holiday season.
Designed for servicemen and women from every military branch, students thanked soldiers and veterans for their bravery and sacrifice with a variety of messages. Some examples:
• “Hello, Soldier! You are very special to me because you risk your life just so you can protect me and everyone else every day. Thank you so very much!”
• “When we say the pledge each day to the American flag, we think and pray for you! Thank you for servicing our country! We Honor You!”
• “Thanks for your great service to our nation and to the world. Wishing you blessings and prayers day by day!”
“Our right to Freedom of Religion is made possible because of the service and sacrifice of our brave soldiers, so what a great honor to have our children express ‘Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and Kwanzaa,’” commented John Meroski, President and CEO of the Fayetteville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau (FACVB). “We hope other communities will join us in this effort to show their appreciation to our heroes in uniform this Holiday season by using www.heroesthankyou.org.”
Join The Army’s Army in showing thanks to our heroes. To view the handmade cards and send one to someone you know, visit http://heroesthankyou.org.
About The Army’s Army:
The Army’s Army is a nationally recognized 501(c) (3) non-profit volunteer organization made up of citizens and businesses that have pledged their support to those in the military. The organization does everything it can to make soldiers, veterans and their families feel welcome, appreciated and safe. The Army’s Army is dedicated to “watching over those who watch over us(c).” For additional information, please visit www.armysarmy.com or www.brieffromthefront.com
About the FACVB:
The Fayetteville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau is a private, not-for-profit organization responsible for positioning Fayetteville/Cumberland County as a destination for conventions, sporting events and individual travel. For additional information, visit www.visitfayettevillenc.com or call 1-800-255-8217. Fayetteville/Cumberland County is the America’s first military sanctuary.