Thursday, January 10, 2008

The Gratitude Campaign (For Our Service Men and Women)

Mobilejoe1 sent me this link this morning.  I felt it was worthy to share. 

The Gratitude Campaign

For the past several years as I've been traveling around the country, I've been approaching soldiers in the airports and thanking them for serving for us. On several occasions I have noticed that it felt a little awkward for both of us. There are several reasons, some of which I am even just now learning as I produce this film and talk to more soldiers. But they have always appreciated being thanked, and I have always felt better having expressed my gratitude.

I started to think that it would be nice if civilians had a gesture or sign that they could use to say "thank you" quickly and easily without even having to approach. I did some research and found the sign that we are now using.

Is this limited to the military? Not at all. If you look around you I'm sure that you'll find lots of people who are serving their communities, from local to global. If you appreciate their service, give them a sign. Say "thank you."

Tags: Gratitute Compaign, Thanking Our Service Men and Women, Service


nhd106 said...

That's great, Betty.  And as the movie states, it's NOT about politics.   I also think that, in general, we all need to show more gratitude with others (besides our brave soldiers) in our lives.
Oh, and thanks Betty.


libragem007 said...

oh wow..that's great! I just hope they're looking at me when I make that gesture..
This is a wonderful idea.

mamegirl said...

Betty, I can't thank you enough for this!  You may know that I am a huge advocate of thanking our troops in any way I find.  I belong to our local "Women's Civic Club" which does a lot for our troops, so I have sent it to all 120 members and also to those in my address book who do not belong to the club ... that's another 75.  And I've asked each person to send it on or tell peoople about it.