I hope you all are having a nice holiday weekend and being thankful for independence. We have so many soldiers who work so hard for our freedom so we should definitely be thankful to them.
A while back I was contacted about a foundation called "Wings for Our Troops" that was just starting. I thought I would post for people to read about it. The goal of the foundation is to raise funds that will help soldiers come home to visit family pre and post deployment. From what I've gathered, some of the men & women fighting for our country do have to pay for their own flights. So, when they find out they are being deployed, many want to come see their families before hand. Well, a lot cannot afford to do so. Unfortunately, if they can't see their family at this time, some may never see them again. The reality is, some are killed in action.
This foundation was thought of and created by a family whose son was able to come home before his deployment. However, he was killed in action. When he was getting ready to come home for his last visit of 11 days, he shared with his family that he had a buddy trying to get home to visit his family before his deployment, but could not afford the flights home. This family offered to cover his costs, but he would not accept with knowledge of who was providing.
This foundation, will hopefully be able to provide some financial assistance to troops trying to get home to their families. It will also try to utilize frequent flyer miles.
To learn more, here are some links
Northwest Arkansas news - http://nwahomepage.com/fulltext-news/?nxd_id=249667
Wings for Our Troops blog - http://www.wingsforourtroops.blogspot.com/
Wings for Our Troops - http://wingsforourtroops.com/about/
Creater, Tami Boyett - http://www.tamiboyett.blogspot.com/
Happy 4th of July!