May is Military Appreciation Month

May is Military Appreciation Month
10 Simple Ways to show your support

This is near and dear to me, my son Scott is a United States Marine.  He was injured in Afghanistan in October and lost his close friend.  I'm happy to say he is recovering nicely.  This is a picture from the return of his first deployment.  A happy time for us both

1. Hang your flag outside your home or business.
2. Bumper sticker or decal showing your support.

3. Organize an event to donate to a military cause.

4. Write letters to service men and women over seas.

5. Send a care package. So many servicing don’t receive packages and would
 appreciate such simple basics as baby wipes for cleaning!

6. Wear red on Friday’s! I have a red Marine’s shirt I wear.

7. If you see a serviceman stop and say “Thank You” and shake their hand. I’m sure it means a lot to be recognized.

8. Recognize our veterans! We wouldn’t be where we are without them.

9. If your able to donate some time at your local VA hospital or military that's terrific

10. Donate to a military organization, have your friends and family participate! For example, have a tag sale and give proceeds to organization of your choice

Most importantly remember those we have lost while serving our country.  We have so much to be thankful for.

Semper Fidelis and Thank You from the bottom of my heart.

Mary Beth
Just a few organizations to check out, there are so many


All photos were taken from http://www.freemilitaryphotos.com/


  1. Our troops have a special place in my heart and prayers; and I dare say they should in all of our hearts! Here's another link that can be done daily even when one doesn't think they've the time to make up a care package or something else. http://www.letssaythanks.com/Home1280.html
    Diane Eve

  2. We must never forget to acknowledge and value the brave men and women who fought for our freedom in the past, in the present, and in the future. And we cannot forget to thank the members of our military families. They also sacrafice much on our behalf.

    "If a nation values anything more than freedom, it will lose its freedom: and the irony of it is that if it is comfort or money that it values more, it will lose that, too."; William Somerset Maugham (1874-1965),

  3. Thank you Diane, and Dee beautifully said!!

  4. Oh Diane, love that website, what a wonderful way to say thank you!!! I'm definately going to share and put on my facebook.

  5. My heros! My little ones are often the first ones to spot them, and never miss a chance to tell them thank you... there's not that warms my heart more! I'm so greatful to our protectors and their families... everything you do, keeps my family safe. God bless you all.

  6. This was such a wonderful post. I grew up near an Air Force base, and we had parades and air shows every year on Military Appreciation Day. Now in the big city, it feels sometimes as if the military is forgotten. I'm so happy you reminded me of this special time of year.