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I have so many things that make me proud of my father. He has been an amazing daddy, a wonderful provider for our family as we were growing up and now a devoted Papa to his six grand kids. However, one of the things that makes me the most proud of him happened before I was ever born.
When my father was just a young man he made a decision to join the Navy. Three years later he was sent overseas to fight in the Vietnam War at the age of 21. As with most people that go through a war, by the time he returned home he was a changed man. While he has shared stories with me over time, I realize that I can never fully comprehend what that time period of his life was like. What I do know for sure is that it taught him to have a respect and admiration for not only those that fought alongside him, but also for the men and women that are still fighting today for our freedom.
Regardless of where we are, if my father sees a fellow veteran or active duty military, he will go out of his way to shake their hand and thank them for their service. It makes me feel an amazing sense of pride for him every time I see him do it. I know it may be a small gesture, but it’s one that expresses gratitude to those that so richly deserve it.
That’s why this Veterans Day I want to thank my father and all the men and women who have ever fought for our country. Your service has not nor will it ever go unnoticed!
Support Our Veterans
There is never a bad time to support our veterans, but with Veterans Day right around the corner I can’t think of a better time to celebrate those that have protected our country over the years. This year the BAND-AID Brand has partnered with Team Red, White and Blue.
Team Red, White and Blue is an organization that helps veterans of the armed forces by connecting them to their community through physical and social activity. Team Red, White and Blue’s Annual Old Glory Coast to Coast Relay is taking place through November 9th to which the BAND-AID Brand is the presenting sponsor. During this race the runners will carry the American flag a total of 3,800 miles across the county to raise awareness and money for the veterans within their community.
How You Can Help
The BAND-AID Brand will help to raise additional funds in support of Team Red, White and Blue up to $25,000 with the help of supporters like you and I. By visiting this website, www.bandaid.com/heroes during the relay timeframe or using the hashtag #RunwithGlory on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook,the BAND-AID Brand will donate $1.00 per post encouraging the relay runners and thanking our veterans. It’s that simple!
Another way you can help is by purchasing the OUR VETERAN HEROES™ BAND-AID® Brand Adhesive Bandage. With each box sold, BAND-AID Brand will donate 5% of the sales price to Team Red, White and Blue. You can find these special branded BAND-AIDS at Walmart, Target, Rite Aide, CVS and Walgreens.
Your OUR VETERAN HEROES BAND-AID will not only be caring for your boo-boo, it will also be showing people that you support veterans everywhere.
Remember that while Veterans Day is a great time to thank the veterans in your community, there is never a bad time to say “thank you” to active military and veterans.