For some today is an extra day off. For others it is spending time with family and friends in an effort to kick off the summer season…Today is really about remembering the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. Those who gave their lives so that we might live in freedom. It is also about celebrating the lives of those who dedicated themselves to serving our country and who returned home to their families.
I hate to say this but I was never one to really think about what this holiday really meant UNTIL my best friends husband was deployed as part of Operation Freedom. It was then that I found myself really understanding the sacrifices made not only my our military men and women but those of their families.
Being a part of Thirty One, I have had the pleasure of meeting many military wives and I blessed to be a part of a company that gives back on a variety of levels. Not only does Thirty One ship to APO/FPO but they also donate product and funds to support our troops across the country.
Working in WaWa part-time, I have come to know more men who have been in the military as well as those who are now serving. I love being able to thank them for their service to our country in a small way – even if it is with just FREE cup of coffee.
There is also another GREAT way to help our military families with coupons – current and expired (less than 3 months old). Did you know that military families can use coupons in the PX that are up to 6 months past the expiration date? I have been working with the Cranford VFW for some time to collect expired (and current) coupons to share with our military families across the country. A small thing that means so much to them.
As you are out and about today, if you see some of these courageous men and women. Thank them for their sacrifices to ensure that we live in a country that is free.
Have a ThirtyOne-derful day!