Operation Red, White & Blue

by | May 1, 2021 | Community

The month of May is National Military Appreciation Month. Officially designated by Congress in 1999, it takes place every year throughout the entire month of May. Every year, the president issues an annual proclamation reminding Americans to celebrate this patriotic month that pays tribute to those who have sacrificed so much for our freedom. This gives us the perfect opportunity to express gratitude and show support to our active-duty service members, and our veterans. No matter where you are, even under Covid-19 restrictions, every American should take a moment to remember the service and sacrifices made by our military, and their families, on our behalf. A heartfelt way to show gratitude to our servicemembers, past and present.
Armed Forces Day, a federal holiday, Saturday May 15, 2021
On this day, we pay tribute to the men and women of the United States Armed Forces currently serving, as well as those who have previously served and sacrificed to defend our freedoms. We honor those in the Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, Space Force, Coast Guard, National Guard and Reserve units. Armed Forces Day is celebrated annually on the third Saturday in May, this year falling on the 15th. Although covid restrictions have prevented the normal celebrations of air shows and parades, we can still fly our American Flags with pride, wear red, white and blue and support our local military organizations.
Operation Red White & Blue care packages to hometown troops. Your help is needed to get care packages out to local troops overseas through Prayer Angels for the Military, a Newhall based 501c3.
They’ve organized Santa Clarita’s community care packing events for 18 years, but the covid crisis with limited donations, left them struggling to send packages to these local heroes from their hometown.
Needed items: Individually wrapped snacks, granola bars, cookies, trail mix, Jerky, Slim Jims, beef & cheese logs, Ritz type crackers, peanut butter (plastic jars), fruit snacks, sugar free candy & gum, hot cocoa & drink packets for water bottles. Specialty ground coffees, 3-4 blade razors, shaving cream, deodorant, body wash, thick cotton crew socks/blk or wht, cooling neck or head bandanas, stationery, Ziplock bags (gal & qt). We also need cards of appreciation to put inside the packages. 24/7 donation bin at 21609 Oak Orchard Rd, Newhall, CA.
Tax-deductible shipping funds are badly needed. It costs $20 in postage fees per package! Mail checks payable to Prayer Angels for the Military to 21609 Oak Orchard Rd, Newhall, Ca 91321 or donate online at www.prayerangelsforthemilitary.com. Contact Suzon or Dale: prayerangelsforthemilitary@yahoo.com, or call 661-799-8865. Add a troop to the list. Get other ways to help.
Support Hometown Veterans – Santa Clarita Veteran Services Collaborative (501c3)
Information: 661-753-3559, 23222 Lyons Ave, Newhall, CA 91321
Donate online: SCV-Vets.org/donate

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