As a lifelong resident of North Carolina, Veteran’s Day is a time that is near and dear to my heart. As a child I grew up literally a mile away from a Marine Corps Air Station and was frequently lulled to sleep by the sound of Harrier Jets. As a teenager during the start of Desert Storm I had my first experience with having friends deployed to a war zone. Now as an adult I have friends and coworkers with husbands currently stationed in both Iraq and Afghanistan.
It’s important on both Veteran’s Day-and every day-to remember the sacrifices these families have made for us and to show our support. I still remember fondly when my team at work came together to send a huge care package to our coworker’s husband during his last deployment. I knew that it would mean a lot to him to get something from home, but what I didn’t know was how much it would mean to her. I can still remember her face when we were putting it together and she saw just how many people had come together to support her husband. That’s when I realized that supporting our military means something to more than just the men and women who are enlisted. It means something to their family and their community, too.
You can also join us TONIGHT at the #sendCheer Twitter Party. Just go here to RSVP and tweet with us tonight at 9pm ET.
I’ll be sending Cheer, and I hope you choose to do the same. You can look for the specially marked packages on display at Walmart now. Enjoy some Cheerios and sendCheer to our military!
This post has been compensated as part of a sponsored charitable opportunity for Collective Bias. All thoughts and opinions, as always, are mine.