Our service members of all branches are our HEROES. They give of themselves day after day, month after month, year after year…and deployment after deployment. Many give the ultimate sacrifice of their very lives. And we owe them all a debt of gratitude.
How can we ever begin to repay that debt?
Many Americans have already forgotten our service members. When they heard 2014 is to be the end of the war in Afghanistan, they assumed that meant January 1 – not realizing we STILL have heroes serving and deploying there on an ongoing basis all year. The media barely touches the topic of our troops’ involvement in the Middle East, or anywhere else for that matter. But if you ask the average person, they’ll tell you they do support our heroes. They just need an invitation and a simple way they can show that support.
Here at OWH, we have a vision to provide those opportunities: We want to utilize the special significance of Military Appreciation Month to generate EXTRA support for our nation’s heroes! May is a great time to dovetail with the media coverage that grows during May every year, and invite our communities to join us in providing a tidal wave of encouragement for our service members! This will be in the form of AnyHero letters (letters written TO our heroes) and donations to cover the shipping cost of all of this wonderful mail!