Shake Hands With a Hero ~! - Sammy Makes Six

Shake Hands With a Hero ~!

You don't always have to look to the sky in search of Superman or to a movie in order to find a hero. There are many heroes among us, part of our families and communities. My nephew Jorge and his best friend Robert were only 18 when they enlisted in the Marine Corps and some months later found themselves in Iraq for the first time. They are now 22 years old and have already been there 2 other times. At such a young age these two boys have seen and done so much, so much that we will never know about and so much that will live inside of them forever. Jorge and Robert are heroes...they are real honest to goodness American heroes.

My girls also come from a military family, their dad is in the Marine Corps just like their grandpa was. One of their aunts is a retired Marine and two others were in the navy. This gives my kids a lot to be proud about, knowing that their family is part of the amazing group of people that help give us the freedom that we live with every day. When they read about the wars in their history books they know their grandfather was there fighting them, when they read about the conflict in Somalia in the 90's it's not just history to them, because their dad was there. In fact when China was born he was just getting back from Somalia and didn't get to see her till she was 21 days old. 

My family knows all about these heroes that live among us, and we are proud and thankful for them as well as the millions of other men and women who sacrifice so much for us. Today I would like to tell you how you can give thanks to these heroes and show them how we appreciate all that they do for us. 

 Through the partnership of Kroger and P&G you can virtually "shake hands with a hero" to show your gratitude and thank them for their service to this great country of ours. The first 50,000 people to virtually shake a hero's hand will receive a coupon for $1 off P&G products. While there you can read about the various ways you can get involved in helping the USO.

I hope you can share this with your friends and help us spread the word, you can also help by copying and pasting this badge on your sidebar. Let's show or heroes how much we appreciate them.

Thank you to Procter & Gamble, Kroger and the USO for sponsoring this blog post and the Shake Hands With A Hero initiative. Please click here to learn more about this program. I was selected for this sponsorship by theClever Girls Collective, which endorses Blog With Integrity, as I do.

1 comment

E said...

I'm married to a hero. My husband was in the Marine Corps for 4 years and just got out. He's getting his BA and will probably go back in.
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