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As we celebrate the 4th of July and the freedom of living in this blessed country of ours today, I ask that we remember those that sacrificed so that we would have this freedom.
As a military family we have tasted a little of this sacrifice. But the sacrifices we’ve made pale in comparison to those that have come home from war with wounds, both visible and invisible.
Mission Foods and the Wounded Warrior Project is launching Mission’s 100,000 Acts of Service and beginning today, they are asking people to submit photos, stories, and ideas of ways that they support veterans in their community. These stories can be submitted at Mission’s Facebook page.
I am blessed and humbled by the stories that have already been shared. Stories of reading to elderly neighbors, washing cars for a local veterans’ community center, and sending letters to wounded service members. These acts of service are the beautiful gifts that make our country so special.
For every submission, Mission Foods is donating $1 to the Wounded Warrior Project (up to $100,000). And this is in addition to the $250,000 they have committed to through the rest of this year.
So, as you enjoy this day with your family, eating good food, watching a town parade or fireworks display, take some time to visit Mission Acts of Service and show your support of the men and women who have sacrificed so that you can fully enjoy the freedoms of living in this great country.
Happy 4th of July,
Disclaimer: I was contacted to support this mission and willingly did so. As a result, I will receive some free products from Mission Foods. I would have supported this mission even without the products as I believe in the mission of the Wounded Warrior Project to honor and empower wounded warriors.