The holiday season is once again upon us. Most of us will spend the holidays at home, surrounded by the ones we love. There is a large group of citizens, however, who don't have that luxury. Citizens who willingly sacrifice time with their families so you will have the freedom to enjoy time with yours: thousands of United States Military personnel deployed all over the world.
There are ways that we, safe in our homes, can help make the holidays a little brighter for those who give us our freedom.
How can you help? We need patriotic Americans to send cards and letters and care packages to service members stationed overseas. Know that this support provides tremendous benefit in morale for our deployed men and women who need to know that we stand behind them, and that they will never be forgotten.
As difficult as serving in the armed forces may be, the worst part is probably the time when they are deployed, away from family and friends. Many thousands of our military men and women were just deployed. That is the reason for Operation Military Pride. Cards and carepackages are gathered from around the country for shipment to units and personnel who are deployed throughout the year. This is an ideal project for school classes, church groups, synagogues, organizations, families and individuals.
For information on how you or your family or organization may participate in Operation Military Pride and receive addresses of deployed visit www.operationmilitarypride.org or to adopt a deployed military member email Admin@operationmilitarypride.org with adopt in subject line