This weekend I attended the 237th Marine Corp Birthday Ball with my husband and our friends/neighbors.
I did not know what to expect but I was honored to be an attendee. Everything was beautiful. I learned a lot about the Marine Corp. I felt tremendous pride as an American. I will let the pictures do the rest of the talking.
It got a little chilly later in the night. The view at the National Harbor was amazing!
Toward the end of the night.
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Good times with good friends!
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I want to give a big thank you to all of the military personnel and their families for all that they have sacrificed. I personally called my father and two of my uncles to tell them thank you. I was able to see a few more members of Air Force, Marines and Army today and was excited to shake their hands and thank them as well.
Want to say thank you? Here are five ways to show your appreciation to veterans and those that are currently serving in the armed forces.
1) Give your time. Offer to drive a veteran to the VA (Veteran's Administration) to see there doctor or pick up a prescription.
2) Share your miles. You can transfer frequent flier miles from many airlines to Fisher House Foundation's "Hero Miles" program, which has provided more than 30,000 flights to service members and their loved ones traveling to VA hospitals. Visit www.fisherhouse.org for more details.
3) Listen. I am not sure who this benefits more...you or the servicemen. They have some stories to tell. I love hearing about adventures and life lessons from the mouth of someone who has seen and experienced so much. My cousin, James, who is long deceased used to tell me stories of his time at Pearl Harbor with the US Navy. Even as a child, I loved to see and hear the pride exude as he shared his life with me.
4) Print out the DAV Rx card. It is free and available to anyone and every time you use the card at a participating pharmacy, 50 cents goes to Disabled American Veterans (DAV). It can also help you save on your own prescriptions. Visit www.davrxcard.com for more information.
5) Send a letter. Operation Gratitude is collecting letters and other items to fill care packages for vets and active duty troops and their families. Visit www.operationgratitude.com to find a list of what you can donate.
How have you shown gratitude for our veterans and active duty military today?