Saturday, August 30, 2008

Grateful American Coins

Michelle is a blogger friend of mine, She is retired Army and she has a darling daughter Shay who is serving proudly in the Air Force. Michelle recently sent me a email asking if she could write to Christopher and I gladly accepted her offer. I thought it was so sweet that here she is a busy mom who works full time with Veterans, is hosting a exchange student from Sweden, raises French Bulldogs and has her own service member to write to and she wanted to take time to support my son. Thank you Michelle!!!

While reading her blog I came across a post about Grateful American Coins if you are not familiar with this site it is time for you to head on over and get to know them.

The following excert is taken from the About Us post from their site:



Why are we doing all of this? ...The answer is gratitude.
Grateful American Coin was founded on the belief that it is out of a deep sense of gratitude that we should honor and acknowledge the sacrifices of members of the U.S. military. In doing so, we should individually do what we can, however small, to help those service men and women who have sustained the most severe injuries.
We feel that there are a great many Americans who share our sense of gratitude and are looking for an ideal way to express it.
Grateful American Coin is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based outside of Tampa, FL and is entirely staffed with non-paid volunteers.


Please support these wonderful people in any way you feel possible.



Michelle left me a comment on yesterdays post and told me that she had already sent Christopher one of these coins. I have to be honest when I say that it totally reduced me to tears. Thank you Michelle for caring so much for a young man that you have never met.



I would love to come up with a way to make sure that every service member past and present has one of these coins. If you have any suggestions, please send me a comment.



God Bless,

Tami

7 comments:

Carla said...

You know I'm there for ya

Michelle said...

Tami, The answer is easy...one service member at a time. I have given them out in Airports and to some of Shays fellow students. I gave a couple out at the VA Hospital and have sent them in the mail. Debbie said that her goal is to be able to go up to a service member to present a coin and have them say that they already have one. I usually start the conversation by talking about what they do, where they are going and then explain that I am retired and have a daughter in. And then I go to shake their hand to thank them and I press the coin in their hand. See, it is easy.

I am meeting today to get my next order. I figure with me going to Wright Patterson next month I will need a few more of them. (So I bought 20, just don't tell the hubby)

Thanks again for getting this out there. That is how it works.

Michelle said...

Anna really liked the game. There was a family from England sitting behind us and the dad was explaining the game to his sons. That helped Anna understand the game more.

The storm is not doing anything to us. Anna actually rode the bike down to the pool. I hope she put on her sunscreen!!

You have to check out my post for tomorrow (yes, I already did it). I passed on an award to you!! But it won't be published until the morning (LOL)

Tonjia said...

Michelle is awesome! She helped me through some hard times, and this is so much like her. She has such a giving heart..

what a great idea to reach out to our soldiers and pass on these coins.

Tonjia said...

Michelle is awesome! She helped me through some hard times, and this is so much like her. She has such a giving heart..

what a great idea to reach out to our soldiers and pass on these coins.

Tonjia said...

now how did that get posted twice? sorry.

leesa jhon said...

It is a great post i got many information because i am collecting american coins.

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