In 2003, when her love of the troops took over Carolyn Blashek’s living room and her life, she had no idea that her passion would be contagious, or that her “cause” would expand to an army of volunteers who shared her dream.
Thanks to our men and women in the military, civilians at home will never know the horrors of war, the abject loneliness, blistering heat and brutal cold, or loss of a comrade.
It’s these Soldiers who keep the men and women of Operation Gratitude motivated, although the scope of the program and mission has expanded over the years to include First Responders, Wounded Warriors and veterans.
Yesterday, to the cheers of thousands at the "boxing site" in Van Nuys, Calif., the one-millionth box was shipped, and in it the keys to a new Ford F-150 pickup truck donated by 5-Hour Energy ®, a favorite of Soldiers who work the night shift.
As the war in Afghanistan has and end-date, civilians have the impression that U.S. troop involvement is over; nothing could be farther from the truth.
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