We are saluting all our amazing veterans today for their dedication, hard work, and sacrifice both here at home and abroad. We can’t thank you enough for keeping us safe and sound in our own backyards and we thank you even more for extending that security to families in other countries. Last week I found out about a program where you can donate your left over Halloween candy to soldiers and since we really need to get rid of the incredibly large stash that we keep dipping into I decided to do more research. I found that we can donate it through Operation Gratitude’s Halloween Candy Buy Back Program. Our box is packed and ready to ship out tomorrow and we can’t help but smile thinking about making someone’s day just a little bit brighter.
The dogs would like to give a special paws up to all the war dogs that provide the technical and morale support for our soldiers! We’ve been following Maria Goodavage’s book Soldier Dogs-The Untold Story of America’s Canine Heros in which she chronicles how military dogs are trained and the bond that forms between a dog and its handler. Just looking at the pictures you can see the intense attachment as they sleep curled up against one another. Some of these dogs have been with their handlers since they were puppies and we all know how much we get attached to our dogs, so you can just imagine the fierce loyalty and committment they have for each other.
So, if you want to get rid of that extra candy lying around your house or stop stealing the pieces out of your kid’s candy bag then contact Operation Gratitude and send our soldiers some love from home! Nooner and Foyle solute our soldiers and their families today. Stay strong and stay safe.