Honoring Our Veterans

honor vets webToday, we observe Veteran’s Day. Many people believe that Veteran’s Day  is the day to honor military personnel who died in battle or from wounds obtained during combat. However, that day would actually be Memorial Day.

Veteran’s Day is honoring ALL American veterans, living and dead. It is a chance to say “THANK YOU” to our living veterans and to show them our appreciation. In 1954, President Eisenhower signed a bill proclaiming November 11 as Veteran’s Day. There are many Veteran Day ceremonies held across the U.S.

Military Missions would like to say “THANK YOU” to each and every Veteran and tell them how much their service is appreciated! If you happen to see a Veteran today, please take a minute to say those two simple words. You have no idea how much it will mean to them!

Please take a few minutes to browse the photos at www.military-missions.org/hero-wall-photos. All of these Heroes have sacrificed so much to fight for and protect our freedoms. Military Missions is honored to be able to share them with you.

To keep up with our heroes, be sure to follow our blog and be sure to “LIKE”our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/MilitaryMissionsInc

July 4th – 1/2 price food at Saul Good

saul goodSAUL GOOD RESTAURANT & PUB JOINS FORCES WITH MILITARY MISSIONS FOR A JULY 4TH FUNDRAISER TO HELP SHIP CARE PACKAGES TO DEPLOYED SOLDIERS

On July 4th, all Saul Good Restaurant & Pub locations in Lexington Ky will offer 1/2 price on all dine-in food as an incentive to generate donations for Military Missions, Inc.

Military Missions, Inc. is a non profit organization dedicated to providing care packages and support for every Kentucky soldier deployed to Iraq, Afghanistan, and other locations. These care packages contain essential items (eye drops, baby wipes, foot powder) and sundries (snack food, puzzle books, playing cards). The cost to fill each package, excluding donated items, exceeds $20. In addition, it will cost approximately $10 to mail each package.

Last December, during Operation S.E.N.D. Christmas, Military Missions sent 2,000 packages to deployed soldiers.  In addition, over 3,000 unit bags and boxes were shipped during the remainder of the year. Thousands of our troops are still deployed overseas and it’s important to let them know we have not forgotten them. Our military men and women sacrifice so much for us, we should dig deep into our hearts and pockets to show our appreciation for them.

“We are thrilled to be a part of Military Missions quest to encourage and thank our hometown heroes,” said Rob Perez, owner of Saul Good Restaurant & Pub.

Saul Good Restaurant & Pub is an American pub, which serves a wide variety of chef driven food, including hand tossed pizzas, gourmet burgers, farm fresh salads and features a chocolate bar. The restaurant will offer ½ price on all food items (excludes kid meals and orders to go) on July 4, 2016, from noon to 7:00 pm. Donations to Military Missions will be encouraged.

Saul Good Restaurant & Pub now has 3 locations to serve the Lexington area:

Plaza at Fayette Mall, 3801 Mall Rd (859) 273-4663

Hamburg, 1808 Alysheba Way (859) 317-9200

and Downtown, 123 N. Broadway (859) 252-4663.

They can also be found on the web at www.saulgoodpub.com.

If you cannot visit a Saul Good location but would still like to help support our troops, please visit our donation page.

Everybody is Going Through Something

 

Be KindYou know that person that suddenly switched lanes in downtown traffic in front of you?  You thought the person was just being a jerk.  What if in reality they were rushing to the ER to see an ill family member and realized at the last minute they needed to be in your lane.  You know that cashier that checks you out and isn’t very friendly or maybe even a little short with you?  Instead of just being a hateful person, maybe she’s a single mom and this cashier job is her 2nd job and she’s fighting exhaustion.  

A Seat of Honor: Giving Thanks for our Military

Honoring Military Service on ThanksgivingAs we approach the Thanksgiving holiday, most of us will stop and count our blessings.  Many of us will count living in the United States of America and all the freedoms that come with our citizenship as one of our biggest blessings, but most of us will not feel the sacrifices made for that blessing on a personal level.

For those who have a loved one serving, there will be an empty seat at the table. There will be a missing smile and a void that no one can replace while their loved one is deployed.

For many families, the smile and presence of their hero will be only a memory because their loved one gave their life so that we can continue to live in a free nation and celebrate this annual holiday.

As we pause to give thanks for all of our blessings, let’s set an extra place at our tables this year in honor of those who serve.

Let’s give that place setting the seat of honor at the head of our tables.

Let’s remember that while we are gathered with family and friends, there are many who stand watch over us and our families and ensure that we can continue to celebrate our freedoms and our blessings each year.

We also ask that you consider showing your gratitude by making a donation to ensure that each of the deployed troops on our list can receive a package for Christmas.

Our staff at Military Missions Inc is made up completely of volunteers.  No one gets paid, so every dime of your donation goes to ensure a package gets into the hands of each hero on our list.

You can donate right from our website via Paypal. You can also mail us a check, or you can stop by our office and make a cash donation.

Thank you for your continued support of our troops through Military Missions Inc. It is our honor to be able to partner with you in this way.

On behalf of Military Missions Inc., we want to thank each and every one who is currently serving, and all who have worn the uniform in the past.  We also want to thank the families who serve here on the homefront.

We are forever grateful for your service and your sacrifice.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Be Thankful

be thankfulIt seems that my favor season, Fall, was short lived and has already passed and been replaced with Winter. However, my favorite holiday, Thanksgiving, is right around the corner.  I love Thanksgiving!!!  It’s a time of food, family and friends!  It is also an excellent time to be reflective and take inventory of all that we have to be thankful for.  I know every person who may or may never read this blog is facing some short of challenge.  Our lives, no matter how wonderful, will have an unpleasant circumstance crop up from time to time.  However, one can always find something to be thankful for.  Truly the quality and status of our life and circumstances is dictated by perception and actions….