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.