This post brought to you by Walmart. All opinions are 100% mine.
Walmart’s campaign “Holiday Salute to Military Families” is there to support and show thanks and gratitude for our US service members and veterans who have put so much on the line to make America the great country it is today!
But troops should not be remembered for just their service, they can be honored anytime. With about 50 percent of active duty military members being parents, this leaves spouses and children at home while their other parent/caretaker is deployed.
With all the support, courage, and strength for military families, being away from their partner can be financially and emotionally exhausting. And when you tie in the holidays it can be even more stressful.
Join in our Holiday Salute to Military Families with the goal to provide $2 million in grants for toys, travel, meals and lodging assistance. This is to help military families during their greatest need of support. The fund and donation will also be there to make sure hundreds of active duty service members can come and visit their loved ones at home for the holidays.
If you didn’t know December 3 is Giving Tuesday. Many are looking for ways to help out others. If you’re looking for ways to help out also be sure to check out the #GivingTuesday hashtag as this is a fantastic way for people to find ways to help others.
Also check out Operation Homefront and Fisher House for ways to help out. Operation Homefront and Fisher House along with Walmart are also asking the nation to come together for a nationwide salute by all Americans to those who protect our American Dream.
I have several friends who have served from positions of being on the frontline to servicing and repairing the equipment our military needs. No matter their position these men and Women have given up the regular life of doing what they want to making sure that our nation is protected and Freedom endures. It is important to realize that some who have come back need some real support and encouragement. Make sure to say thanks to a VET or shake their hand, or buy them a cold soda. No matter what, say
thanks and show gratitude!
Do you have any special stories or people you would like to mention? What would you do as a way to show thanks?Join in our Holiday Salute to Military Families