About a week ago, we attended our town’s Halloween parade. Marching in the parade were high school marching bands, cheerleaders and local businesses. Also walking in the parade were four veterans, Marines. The men must have been in their 80s, and my family cheered and clapped as they walked by. It saddened me that there were more people clapping for ghosts and goblins and very few for the men who served their country.
My father served in the U.S. Coast Guard, and my husband’s father is a Marine. We were taught to respect and appreciate the men and women who serve, and it’s important to me to instill that quality into my children’s hearts.
We support our military through prayer and by giving thanks, but considering all that they do for us that never seems enough. We like to prepare care packages, donate money and household goods to programs that support military families and veterans, and send cards expressing our appreciation.
The Cheerios sendCheer campaign is a program from Cheerios® and the USO to send “Cheer” to military families. Specially marked boxes of Cheerios cereal will feature “Cheer” postcards, which can be cut out and mailed to military families through a partnership with the USO. For each postcard received, Cheerios will donate $1 to the USO to help support programs for military families. Cheerios has already donated $150,000 and will donate up to an additional $100,000 based upon the number of postcards received by November 30, 2012.
Another reason to love Cheerios. So go pick up a few boxes and start spreading cheer, it will mean the world to the recipient, and really it’s the least you can do. They’ve done so much for us.
Twitter party alert! On Thursday, November 10th from 9 pm – 10 pm EST join the twitter party and Help Support #military Families. RSVP here. You could also win one of five Walmart gift cards!
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