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Shine for Military Children

Shine For Military Children

16573Whether our hearts long for a Norman Rockwell, Chef Marcus Samuelsson or Chef Wilo Benet inspired joyful celebration, tables all across America will have empty chairs this holiday season.

Many of our active military service men and woman will be missing.  Their jobs, ensuring our freedom around the globe, takes precedence over celebrating with loved ones.

Regardless of your cultural heritage, family and friends are the touchstone that create the memories we cherish, especially for our children.  Military sons and daughters are not only uprooted from one state to another, changing schools, friends and activities, they must deal with the absence of their mother or father.

A challenging task for these dear ones, especially so during the holidays.  “We wait. We hope. We pray.  Until you’re home again.” Continue reading Shine for Military Children

Operation Holiday Joy

OPERATION HOLIDAY JOY:  It is hard to believe that Thanksgiving is now less than two weeks away, and almost time to go through the garage for the holiday decorations.  Thinking ahead,  I have been looking for a special way to honor the families, especially the children of our military community.  There are many worthy organizations out there providing assistance, however, this year I plan on supporting Operation Holiday Joy.  Operation Holiday Joy began in 2004 and 100% of received donations goes to help create a better holiday for our service members and their families. Continue reading Operation Holiday Joy