A Young Woman Gives Back

Think of giving not as a duty but as a privilege.
~John D. Rockerfeller

I was contacted by someone who asked that I share with my readers a wonderful story of a young woman who is giving back to our troops.

From the Take Part website:
Over the past six years, 21-year-old Shauna Fleming and her organization A Million Thanks have collected and sent more than 5 million thank you cards and letters to U.S. troops in Iraq, Afghanistan, and many other parts of the world.

Her national call to action started when she was just 15. After 9/11, says Fleming, “You could walk outside and see flags and yellow ribbons on every house. Slowly that started to decline. I wanted our country to remember that we still had troops fighting for us and they deserve to be recognized and appreciated.”

Soon after, A Million Thanks was born and received massive support. Today, Fleming is the spokesperson for National Military Appreciation Month—and that month is May.

For more information, check out A Million Thanks.

What are some ideas you have that will help support our troops? What kinds of things do you, personally, do to support our troops?

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3 thoughts on “A Young Woman Gives Back

  1. Well…. I married one! (ok so he wasn’t in the Navy when we got married, but I support his choice and am proud of it every day).
    We host sailors in our home on holidays, the ones that can’t get home to be with family. It means a lot to them, and it also means a lot to their families. Another friend does the same thing and she had a mom of a sailor she had over for Thanksgiving call her, crying, to say thank you.

  2. That’s awesome! I have told Huzzy to invite all the Sailors in his division who can’t go home for the holidays this year. That’s one tradition I want to start 🙂

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